Dermal safety studies for cosmetics, skincare and consumer products including irritation, patch tests, phototoxicity, normal in-use & exaggerated use studies
Dermal safety studies via human clinical trials help to evaluate the safety of cosmetics, skincare and consumer products.
Before the market launch of your skincare or cosmetic products you may be required to evaluate and the safety of your products and ingredients. Dermal safety studies can be deployed to confirm the safety of your skincare products during and after development.
We offer dermal safety studies to confirm the safety of your skincare products during and after development including normal in-use safety studies and exaggerated use conditions. Intertek has a wealth of experience in safety evaluations including patch testing for primary irritation, cumulative irritation and sensitization studies. We can also provide phototoxicity and photosensitisation screening to test for irritancy and/or allergy potential following exposures to UV light.
Our dermal safety studies are focused on supporting your product development through evidence-based dermatological efficacy testing and claims substantiation studies. Our dermatology experts work to Product Test Guidelines for the Assessment of Human Skin Compatibility, 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 and the Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of a Cosmetic Product.
Pre-Qualified Dermatology Trial Recruitment
We have a strong participant recruitment resource and maintain one of Europe’s largest characterised databases of over 20,000 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 only), skin disease (e.g. eczema, or acne).
We can also select subjects based on habits and attitudes for use in home placement tests, central location use test, consumer use and preference studies and also research discussion groups.
Our Dermatology Facilities
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. With over 130 years of experience, our experts and global resources are equipped to meet your testing, timeline and product needs. 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 as well as bringing quality and safety to life.
Our mission is to provide our trial participants with excellent professional care, and provide our sponsors with the Total Quality research services. With Intertek Clinical Research Services as your dermatology trial partner we can accelerate your product development through scientifically credible dermatology trials.