Anti-ageing and Age-inclusive Cosmetic Clinical Study Services

Anti-ageing clinical study services for cosmetics and consumer products by experienced dermatologists delivering scientifically robust human efficacy data

Clinical studies for anti-ageing skin care and age-inclusive products are vital to prove their effectiveness and safety. Increased awareness around skin care and a growing interest in a more holistic approach towards health and wellness is driving growth in the skin care market where beauty is celebrated at all ages. Consumers are also increasingly interested in prevention rather than treatment of skin ageing. With innovative moisturizers, serums, and other skincare products being developed every year, the anti-aging product market has experienced a shift in not just targeting wrinkles and fine lines but also to optimise products for older skin and target issues such as dry skin, skin firmness, uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation and dark circles under eyes. To achieve a market advantage for your age-inclusive or anti-ageing products you need to demonstrate proven effectiveness in order to reassure your target consumer segments. Proven efficacy will set your brand apart. 

Anti-ageing or Age-inclusive Clinical Studies Supporting Skin Care Claim Substantiation

Our dermatological clinical study services can help you to robustly demonstrate a reparative or anti-ageing effect across a range cosmetic skin care products including creams, lotions, devices, and serums. Our human clinical trials are conducted by trained investigators and are scientifically robust, meeting industry standards whilst 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.

  • Skin replicas and image analysis using Monaderm Quantirides/ Quantilines software (wrinkles (number, length, depth) and cutaneous micro relief analysis)
  • Fringe Projection analysis using Primos (wrinkles and cutaneous micro relief analysis)
  • Photographic acquisitions in standardized conditions and analysis using Visia CR (wrinkles, age spots analysis)
  • Diastron Dermal Torquemeter and Ballistometer (Firmness/Elasticity measurement)
  • Courage + Khazaka Corneometer/ Tewameter (hydration and skin barrier function)

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's Total Quality Assurance expertise in the recruitment and management of clinical trials can help you to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of your age-inclusive or anti-ageing products. Our wider clinical study services for cosmetics and personal care products include dermatology studies for cosmetics, dermal safety studies for skincare productsantiperspirant consumer trials and also regulated dermatology clinical trials supporting pharmaceutical and medical device development. 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.

We offer a strong participant recruitment resource and maintain one of Europe’s largest characterized databases of over 12,000 pre-qualified volunteers to facilitate prompt recruitment. Volunteers are characterised by a number of therapeutic areas such as skin type (based on the Fitzpatrick scale), skin condition (e.g. dry skin) and wrinkle severity.
We work to the European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (COLIPA) guidelines including the Guidelines for the Evaluation of the Efficacy of Cosmetic Products, Guidelines on the Management of Undesirable Event Reports, Product Test Guidelines for the Assessment of Human Skin Compatibility and the Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of a Cosmetic Product.
Intertek dermatology clinical facilities comprise five sites in the UK that offer an optimal blend of practicality and flexibility. All sites have the capability to accommodate studies in different indications with high quality clinical spaces including private examination rooms, interview areas, sample preparation and dosing stations. The versatility of our sites and staff allow us to maximize project scheduling opportunities by providing equivalent facilities and skills across a variety of locations. Through a number of established research partners, we also also able to set up new innovative techniques to assess any novel claims.
Need help or have a question? +44 (0) 151 347 4810

Need help or have a question?

+44 (0) 151 347 4810
Wirral (UK):
+44 (0) 151 347 4810