The Global Cosmetics & Personal Care Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the forecasting period (2022-2029).
With the increasing number of brands and variations of cosmetic products lining the shelves of department stores, drugstores, perfumeries, and toy stores globally, the market is expected to boom over the forecast period.
Cosmetic testing service represents the industrial activities that ensure that manufactured products, individual components, and multicomponent systems are adequate for their intended purposes.
Inspection and testing are the operational parts of quality control, which is the most crucial factor in the survival of any manufacturing company.
Quality control directly supports the other elements of cost, productivity, on-time delivery, and market share.
The testing, inspection, and certification market consists of conformity assessment bodies that offer services ranging from auditing and inspection to testing, verification, quality assurance, and certification
In recent years, as consumers have become more knowledgeable about the use of environmentally-sustainable ingredients and production practices, there has also been a growing interest in cosmetic products comprised of “natural” or “organic” ingredients.
There is a large number of high-quality, conventional products on the market, the interest in natural cosmetics represents a potential opportunity to expand the overall market. And this trend holds special significance for domestic manufacturers that can bring to market unique cosmetic products that meet this demand and that are both natural and safe.
Some of the manufacturers have In-house testing services to have complete control over the entire process. In-house testing is conducted by companies when it is associated with their core business expertise. To perform in-house testing activities, a company must build in-house capabilities in terms of technology, test and measurement equipment, and skilled personnel. The majority of the testing, inspection and certification services are conducted in-house.
Certification services ensure product safety and performance attributes. Certification services mainly include customized audit and certification services with reference to quality, health and safety, environment, and social responsibility. These services are aimed at improving business performance.
COVID-19 impact on global cosmetics & personal care testing, inspection and certification (TIC) market, 2020
Outsourcing testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services to third-party service providers is a business practice used by multiple products and component manufacturers to ensure adherence to national and international standards of quality and safety, as well as to reduce recall costs and improve production efficiency by shifting non-core tasks, operations, jobs, or processes to an external third-party specialist for a long time.
Outsourcing gives companies more time to strengthen their core business processes, which helps them reduce operational costs, and enables them to provide faster and better services.
This facilitates improved productivity and process efficiency, thereby contributing to the increase in the company’s net income.
Hence, the trend of outsourcing testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services to third-party specialists is being increasingly adopted by both private and government agencies (public firms).
With rising globalization in trades and businesses, different local regulations and standards are likely to create barriers to the acceptance of products internationally. This creates conflicts between the local and international standards, thereby hindering market growth.
Variations in regulatory standards across different regions lead to discrepancies in tax rates, hence, incurring additional costs from companies (hiring local staff to handle tax-related issues, etc.).
Cosmetics & personal care testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) companies are subject to local laws and have to abide by the regulations and norms of countries in which they operate, which can hamper their efficiency.
Also, the risk related to the standardization and quality of testing and certification provided by testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) companies always exists.
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The cosmetics & personal care testing market was valued at US$ XX billion in 2019 and is estimated to reach US$ XX million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of XX % during the forecast period (2020-2027).
As cosmetics and personal care products come into direct contact with human skin and mucous membranes, manufacturers need to make sure that their products are safe for use and do not contain any substances that are potentially harmful to human health or the environment.
Meeting this requirement has become even more challenging as conventional cosmetic production processes use an ever-widening array of ingredients that may cause irritation or worse when they come in contact with the skin.
Cosmetic testing service providers are focusing on methods such as micro dosing, non-invasive imagery techniques, simulation models, in-vitro testing, and human skin equivalent systems for testing cosmetic products.
However, the cosmetic testing market is facing complications in the Chinese cosmetic market, as it is mandatory for certain cosmetic products to be tested on animals only. This is expected to hamper the demand for such products in the local and international market as EU regulations prohibit the sales of animal-tested products in the regional market.
Some of the testing cosmetics and personal care testing services offered by major players include, Analytical, microbiological and physical testing, Toxicology Testing, In-Vitro Skin Toxicity Testing, Raw Material Quality Assurance, Chemical analyses of the cosmetic product, e.g. for preservatives, active ingredients, contaminants and fragrances, Ambient and accelerated shelf-life studies, Comparative product evaluations, Sensory evaluations, and consumer studies, Claims substantiation, Product/package compatibility, Label reviews, Regulatory consultation, U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (cGMP) facility audits, Supply chain monitoring, Cosmetic Product Safety Report, Product Information Filing, Human Safety Assessment, and Clinical Research Service.
Manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers of personal care & cosmetic products have a duty of care with regards to the safety and quality of their products.
As part of healthcare and beauty products testing services, it is recognized that the manufacture and importation of cosmetic products are subject to a range of regulatory controls regarding their composition and use. In Europe, the EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, provides strict guidelines controlled by authorities in each member state.
The Asia-Pacific cosmetics & personal care testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) market is valued at US$ XX Million in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period to reach US$ XX Million by 2027.
The Asia-Pacific holds XX% of the market share in 2019 and is expected to be XX% by 2027, for the global cosmetics & personal care testing, inspection, and certification market by region.
Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast, due to emerging markets such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea which have become attractive, through the development of indigenous industries and subsequent acceleration in exports, introduction of stringent standards, and rapid urbanization.
The rise of the middle class has led to a growth in private consumption and an increase in the demand for both safety and product quality.
Moreover, there is growing consumer awareness about the importance of certification. More than 45 countries, including China, Japan, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia, are taken into consideration for the analysis of the TIC market in APAC.
Almost all countries in this region have regulations in place which are important for the manufacturers of cosmetic companies, raw material suppliers, marketing companies, distributors, and retailers.
In India, the regulatory body for cosmetics is the office of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). According to regulations laid down cosmetic and personal care products should be
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