Anti-ageing clinical studies for cosmetics and consumer products by experienced dermatologists delivering scientifically robust human efficacy data
Robust clinical trials are vital to proving the effectiveness of cosmetic anti-ageing products. The skin - and indeed all tissues in our bodies - are subject to aging due to the passage of time known as 'intrinsic ageing'. Skin also experiences extrinsic aging due to exposure to environmental factors such as sunlight and pollution which can cause photoaging.
To demonstrate a reparative or an anti-ageing effect for a cosmetic product, human clinical trials, conducted by trained investigators, must be scientifically robust and meet industry standards providing meaningful evidence on the effects of the consumer product.
Our dermatology experts conduct anti-aging human trials for cosmetics, beauty, personal care products and consumer devices focusing on the common signs of skin ageing including wrinkles and fine lines, skin sagging or laxity, age spots, dull complexion or dryness. Working from a risk based approach; our dermatologists design bespoke protocols for your product, generating cost-efficient and highly credible clinical trial data which will support your product development or claim substantiation.
Visual anti-ageing assessment by our dermatologists include wrinkles using a photographic scale, assessment of skin sagging, skin laxity, appearance of age spots, pigmentation and skin tone uniformity. We can additionally provide Illustrative photography in standardized conditions (diffused light) with self-perception assessments.
We offer a range of measurement techniques conducted by trained technicians with experience in instrumental measures and clinical image capture and analysis.
We can perform skin sampling techniques including tape stripping, D-squame sampling and punch biopsy methods. These capabilities are underpinned by tissue sampling and GLP / GCP compliant bioanalysis in laboratories which hold a Human Tissue License from the UK Human Tissue Authority.
Intertek has considerable Total Quality Assurance expertise in the recruitment and management of clinical trials to determine the efficacy and safety of anti-ageing products. Our mission is to provide our trial participants with excellent professional care, and provide our sponsors with the highest quality research services. With Intertek Clinical Research Services as your dermatology trial partner we can accelerate your product development through scientifically credible dermatology trials.