Cosmetics Testing Service


OQ Ethical and Environmental Audits for Cosmetics Brands

Today's consumers are increasingly concerned about the ethical and environmental side of their products, and a brand's supply chain ethics often influences the consumer's purchasing decision. The cosmetics industry is a prime example of a field where strong ethical credentials earn brands consumer loyalty, excellent press and price rewards. Ethical and environmental audits are the best way to protect your brand reputation, ensure product quality and emphasize good corporate citizenship.

OQ offers comprehensive ethical audit programs that can be conducted according to international standards (SA 8000, SMETA, ETI), your company's in-house specifications or our own Best-In-Class Protocol.

All AI ethical audit programs cover the following aspects:

  • Hygiene, health and safety
  • Waste management
  • Child and young labor
  • Labor practices, including forced labor, worker representation, disciplinary practices and discrimination
  • Working hours and wages

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AI environmental audits assess factory compliance to the ISO 14001 standard (performance evaluation guidelines for environmental management systems) as well as local environmental laws and regulations.

OQ environmental audit programs cover:

  • Legal requirements and risk assessment
  • Environmental management system
  • Solid and hazardous wastes
  • Waste water
  • Air emissions
  • Nuisance
  • Energy use, water use, CO2 emissions

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AsiaInspection supplier audit program services also include building structural integrity audits and manufacturing organization audits.

Quality Control Tailored for the Cosmetics Industry

For cosmetics and beauty products, safety is a paramount concern. These products are applied directly on human skin, including such sensitive areas as eyes and lips, and they must never cause an adverse reaction, even during prolonged exposure. To ensure a beauty product's quality and safety, one must make sure that each of its many ingredients is safe, and the production process observed to the letter.

With AI's comprehensive quality assurance services, you can truly secure the quality and safety of your cosmetics and beauty products. Our product inspections can be performed on the site of production at any stage of the process, to ensure that manufacturing happens exactly to your specifications. In parallel, sample testing in our laboratories helps ensure your products abide to destination market's regulations and norms for consumer safety and product performance.

Cosmetics Expertise

With 1,200 auditors and inspectors spanning 77 countries and qualified by range of products, and global lab testing capabilities, AI has developed a specific expertise for the cosmetics industry. AI offers the following tests to assess the quality of your cosmetics, including finished product and consumer packaging:

  • Odor smell checking
  • Reaction with skin
  • Expired date checking
  • Leakage checking for the packing
  • Function test
  • Workmanship checking

Our teams are trained to develop specific custom protocols for onsite inspection, lab testing and supplier audit programs to fit your exact requirements.


Why OQ for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The OQ Benefits

  • Supply chain intelligence: get supplier and quality stats in real time
  • Industry leading turnaround time for audits, testing and inspections
  • Online and mobile: manage your orders and access your data anywhere, any time
  • All-inclusive pricing: flat rates for inspections and audits; instant quotes for testing
  • 1,500 auditors and inspectors, 3 in-house labs and operations in 85 countries