Anti-ageing clinical trial services for cosmetics products by experienced dermatologists and beauty experts delivering scientifically robust anti aging skin care product tests by human volunteer testing focused on anti-wrinkle, skin elasticity, skin firmness, hydrating effect and anti-dark spots and all other effects caused by the aging process.

Clinical studies for anti-ageing skin care 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 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, skin radiance and dark circles under eyes. To achieve a market advantage for your age-inclusive or anti-aging products you need to demonstrate proven effectiveness in order to reassure your target consumer segments. Proven efficacy will set your brand apart.

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

Our dermatological clinical study services, delivered from our facilities in France and China, help you to 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 dermatologists design bespoke study protocols for your product with highly robust clinical trial data which will support your product development or claim substantiation across these anti-aging parameters:

• Anti-Wrinkle Effect
• Skin Elasticity
• Firmness
• Skin radiance & luminosity
• Hydrating effect and barrier function
• Skin brightening
• Anti-age spots
• Anti dark circle 

Our study designs are focused on the product’s mode of action and include appropriate target anti-aging parameters.
Visual anti-ageing assessment by our beauty expert include wrinkles using a photographic or numerical 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 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 and Dermatop (wrinkles and cutaneous micro relief analysis)
  • Photographic acquisitions in standardized conditions and analysis using Visia CR and ColorFace (wrinkles, age spots analysis)
  • Cutometer, Diastron Dermal Torquemeter and Dynaskin(Firmness/Elasticity measurement)
  • Corneometer, moisture map , Tewameter, Vapometer and Aquaflux (hydration and skin barrier function)

We can perform skin sampling techniques including tape stripping, D-squame sampling and punch biopsy methods.

Intertek's Total Quality Assurance expertise in the recruitment and management of cosmetic 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 products, 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.



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