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Beauty and personal care lab services

Research and development to bring your best product to market

Univar Solutions has teams of beauty and personal care technical experts working in labs around the world to provide expertise throughout the product development process, from concept through production and commercialization.

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We drive quality control, troubleshoot end use, and spend time in research and development, all while working hard to understand your needs and product goals. Univar Solutions is committed to helping you deliver truly transformational personal care products to the market.


For personal care products to meet their full potential, it is important that they are not only effective, but also are made with safe, quality ingredients. That’s why Univar Solutions offers a wide range of personal care lab capabilities to help improve and enrich customers’ personal care product lines, including the following:

  • Custom formulations
  • Prototype development and sampling
  • Product benchmark analyses and testing
  • Raw material sourcing to match benchmarks
  • Raw material performance evaluation
  • Custom workshops and seminars for suppliers, customers, and sales teams
  • Stability testing (freeze/thaw, humidity, microbial, UV)
  • Viscosity and rheology testing
  • In-vitro SPF measurement testing (SPF boosting and water resistance comparisons of formulations)
  • Photo-stability of sunscreen formulations
  • Product gloss testing (in package and after application)
  • Skin moisture testing
  • Hair shine testing

No matter where you are in your process, Univar Solutions is dedicated to your personal care product’s success. We continually challenge ourselves to understand the depth of each customer's needs so we can provide innovative and targeted solutions across a wide range of consumer goods — to deliver the greatest business impact.

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