Foot Care Product Clinical Studies

Foot care product clinical studies, including protocol design, study management, and dermatological assessment supporting claim support, effectiveness and safety

Foot care clinical studies support the development of safe and effective consumer products such as those marketed to treat dry skin and cracked heels and other cosmetic foot conditions. With a growing consumer awareness of how foot health can impact mobility, posture and well-being, it is more important than ever to ensure that your innovative foot care products are evaluated for safety and that marketing claims are rigorously substantiated through clinical studies or trials.

Foot Care Product Marketing Claim Evaluation Services

Our foot care clinical trials include all major cosmetic foot conditions such as dry skin, hard skin, cracked heels, nail discolouration, sweat reduction and blisters. We provide planning, clinical protocol design, study management, dermatological assessment, the collection of relevant data and reporting to meet your objectives in determining the efficacy and safety of creams, lotions and devices. We can design studies to evaluate a range of foot care marketing claims including:

  • Clinically proven 
  • Visible improvement in toenail discolouration 
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Visible results in X days
  • Repairs skin leaving it soft and smooth 
  • Instant relief from tired and aching feet
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth and supple
  • Reduces cracks and fissures leaving skin feeling smooth

Foot Care Study Design and Implementation

We offer bespoke foot care clinical studies with many years of experience in protocol design as a key service within our clinical testing of personal care products and dermatology studies for cosmetics. Typically, foot care studies involve each participant serving as his/her own control with a distribution of each product between right and left foot across the volunteer group. Investigations are undertaken in accordance with the governing principles of the Helsinki Declaration and the relevant local regulations. We also provide regulated podiatry clinical studies supporting the development and safety assessment of low-risk pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Intertek’s clinical trial database of pre-qualified participants allows us to select suitable volunteers after individual participant assessments and through experienced trial management, we ensure that participants comply with study restrictions, in particular, refraining from using other treatments during the test period. 

Our dermatology team of examiners, dermatologists and podiatrists are trained in the assessment of relevant clinical outcomes such as skin hydration/moisturisation, skin thickness and hardness, skin roughness, skin softness and skin condition. With structured calibration programs, we ensure consistency across assessors and provide robust data to measure variability in clinical outcome measures among and between our assessors which enables optimization of our clinical assessment processes. We can also deploy clinical measurement and instrumentation including controlled, reproducible photography for image capture and analysis.

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 foot care trial partner, our Total Quality Assurance expertise helps you to accelerate your product development through scientifically credible research.

Our Clinical Research Services are ISO 9001 accredited, we operate a robust quality management system (QMS) to ensure reliable and credible scientific study data. To achieve our quality objectives and to ensure continuous improvement our in-house dedicated Quality Assurance team are responsible for compliance with human testing guidelines. The data we generate is robust enough to undergo the scrutiny of the Advertising Standards Authority

We have a strong participant recruitment resource and maintain one of Europe’s largest characterised 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) and skin condition (e.g. dry skin).

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.

Intertek 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.
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