Dermatology trials for cosmetics and consumer products supporting your efficacy, claim substantiation and safety testing, helping you to innovate to gain a marketplace advantage

Rigorous dermatology studies are required to facilitate continual innovation to improve or introduce new skin care, cosmetic or beauty products to the market in order to assess their safety and efficacy. Consumer safety and satisfaction are key to bringing new or improved products to market and these can only be established through, scientifically credible dermatology trials.

Intertek’s dermatology experts conduct trials for cosmetics, beauty, personal care products and consumer devices. Working from a risk based approach; our dermatologists design bespoke protocols for your product and its intended use, generating cost-efficient and highly credible clinical trial data.

Our dermatology trials for cosmetics are focused on supporting your product development through evidence-based dermatological efficacy testing and claims substantiation studies. Our dermatology experts 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.

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 sensitisation studies. We can also provide phototoxicity and photosensitisation screening to test for irritancy and/or allergy potential following exposures to UV light. We have expertise in dermatological studies for anti-ageing cosmetic products.

We offer a range of measurement techniques including visual assessments conducted by trained assessors, instrumental measures and clinical 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 as your dermatology trial partner we can accelerate your product development through scientifically credible dermatology trials, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion.

Cosmetics and Personal Care Clinical Testing

We regularly work with brand leaders within the cosmetics and personal care industry providing data for claim support and marketing across oral care, skin care, hair and scalp care. Our team can provide a full service including protocol development and ethics submissions, project management, data management, statistical analyses and report writing.

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