We provide you the highest quality efficacy tests and study protocols to support the claims of your products. Our portfolio includes a comprehensive range of efficacy tests for many products such as cosmetics, medical devices, textiles, disinfectants, cosmetics and healthcare products.

These services are designed to support our clients at all stages of the product life cycle. In this way, you can scientifically prove the effects of your products:

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Absorption / Penetration / Deposition efficacy

Absorption / Penetration / Deposition efficacy is assessed using different techniques: Absorption of a substance/product may be assessed after topical application on a biological matrix, measuring the amount of substance penetrating, absorbed and deposed on the meambrane. Used models includes synthetic membranes or biological matrices such as human reconstructed tissues (epidermis/full thickness skin/epithelia), human skin…

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Anti acne

Anti acne efficacy is assessed using different techniques: Antimicrobial efficacy testing is an useful step to screen the efficacy of ingredients/products in counteracting the bacteria involved in the onset/development of acne. The inhibitory concentration of the ingredient/product on Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis growth is assessed through microbiological tests carried out according to the international…

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Anti ageing and Anti wrinkle test

Anti ageing/wrinkle efficacy is assessed using different techniques: Wrinkle surface/depth/volume is measured using a real 3D camera, while skin surface properties are measured using bioengineering techniques. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment. Claims Anti ageing/wrinkle efficacy Anti wrinkle effect (after single product application) Improvement of skin smoothness Other techniques Skin moisturizing Skin elasticity…

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Anti Cellulite

Anti Cellulite tests: Cellulite evolves through 4 stages, as follows: Stage I slow down of venous/lymphatic circulation Stage II growth of reticular fibers enveloping the adipocytes Stage III adipocytes amalgamation in bigger clusters (“micro-nodules”) Stage IV micro-nodules amalgamation in “macro-nodules” Cellulite stages can be detected due to skin temperature variation using thermographic plates. Instrumental evaluations…

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Anti Couperose

Anti Couperose The facial conditions of affected subjects are screened by skilled dermatologists in order to evaluate the main signs of couperose: skin redness dryness spider veins stinging sensation Claims Improve the skin condition in subjects with couperose Other techniques Colorimetry Corneometry Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Medical…

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Anti Sebum

Anti Sebum Anti sebum (oily skin and hair) effect is assessed through a spectrophotometric method able to measure the skin sebum content. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment. Claims Reduces oily skin and hair appearance Regulates skin and scalp oil content Other techniques Digital macrophotography Clinical analysis of the sebum normalizing efficacy and/or…

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Anti Stretch Marks

Anti Stretch marks Stretch marks (or striae) surface is measured by means of a morphometric image analysis technique, or clinically evaluated. Claims Skin smoothing Reduced appearance of stretch marks Other techniques Clinical analysis Skin elasticity Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Medical Devices Nutrition Aesthetic Devices Get more info…

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Antimicrobial efficacy of detergents

Antimicrobial efficacy of detergents is assessed using different techniques: Antimicrobial efficacy for chemical disinfectants and antiseptcs – used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional applications – is assessed through microbiological in vitro testing according to international standards, with specific tests for handrub, handwash, surfaces applications. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bacteria (EN 10…

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Antimicrobial efficacy of intimate hygiene products

Antimicrobial efficacy of intimate hygiene products is assessed using different techniques: Antimicrobial efficacy for intimate hygien products activity can be preliminarly evaluated through microbiological in-vitro testing vs. Candida albicans. Antimicrobial efficacy according to specifically designed testing methods Claims antimicrobial ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Medical Devices Nutrition Get more info about…

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Antinflammatory / Soothing efficacy

Antinflammatory / Soothing efficacy is assessed using different techniques: Inflammatory enzymes such as cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) are dosed through biochemical assays in order to assess the product efficacy to neutralize or sooth inflammatory stress conditions. Biological assays on cell cultures or reconstructed tissues are a valid alternative to monitor COX and LOX pathways,…

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Antiperspirant

Antiperspirant Antiperspirant efficacy is evaluated using a non invasive gravimetric technique in accordance with FDA guidelines. Claims Antiperspirant efficacy for “X” hours; sweating reduced by “X”% Anti stain effect Other techniques Microbiological assessment Clinical evaluation Anti staining (visual) Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this…

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Antiplaque

Antiplaque efficacy is assessed using different techniques: Antimicrobial efficacy for Antiplaque of oral care products can be preliminarly evaluated through microbiological in vitro testing according to international standards specifically modified for this purpose. Minimial Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) vs. S. mutans, S. mitis, L fermentum and F. nucleatum; Antiplaque efficacy according to EN standards vs. S.…

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Antipollution

Antipollution The particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) is composed by tiny particles in the air that cause the air to appear hazy and greyish. Although the micro-particles do not penetrate the skin, they have an influence on it affecting its barrier efficacy, causing dryness, acne, inflammation and skin ageing. The antipollution effect of cosmetic products…

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Antisagging, Remodelling

Antisagging, Remodelling Anti sagging, remodelling effect is measured by means of a morphometric image analysis technique. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment Claims Tensor / reshaping effect on face contour Tensor / reshaping effect of cheekbones Volumizing effect for the lips Other techniques Skin elasticity Clinical evaluation of skin firmness Self-assessment (consumer test)…

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Astringent Effect

Astringent Effect: Astringent efficacy is measured by means of a 3D image analysis technique. Claims Astringent efficacy Reduces/minimizes pores size Other techniques Digital macrophotography Clinical evaluation of the pores astringent effect/efficacy Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Medical Devices Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert…

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Bacterial adhesion / Anti-adhesion efficacy

Bacterial adhesion / Anti-adhesion efficacy These biological assays – performed on different cell cultures or reconstructed tissues, depending on the intended product application – are aimed at assessing the product capacity to decrease the adhesion and proliferation of pathogenic bacteria and also to monitor the colonization by beneficial probiotic bacteria. Claims Adhesion / Anti-adhesion -…

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Bags Under Eye

Bags Under Eye Bags under eye volume is measured by means of a 3D image analysis technique. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment Claims Reduction of eye bags volume Reduction of eye bags visibility Other techniques Clinical analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info…

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Barrier Effect

Barrier Effect: Transepidermal water loss (TEWL, also known as perspiratio insensibilis) is a normal, constitutive loss of water vapour from the skin in the absence of sweat gland activity. However, as soon as the skin barrier function is slightly damaged, water loss increases. TEWL is therefore a measure of skin barrier function. Claims Skin barrier…

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Body Composition Analysis

Body composition analysis Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a method commonly used to measure body composition (Fat Mass, Lean Mass, Intra- and Extracellular water, Basal metabolism rate, and muscle) Claims Decrease of fat mass Decrease of extracellular water Other techniques Adipometry (subcutaneous adipose tissue measurement) Plicometry (subcutaneous adipose tissue measurement) Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and…

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Breasts Lifting Effect

Breasts lifting effect: Breasts lifting effect is measured by means of a morphometric image analysis technique.Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment. Claims Decrease of breasts skin sagging Breasts skin lifting effect Breasts skin firming effect Volumizing effect Other techniques Clinical analysis Skin Ultrasound Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining…

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Brown Spots, Whitening Efficacy

Brown Spots, Whitening Efficacy: Whitening efficacy is assessed using different techniques: A digital morphometric image analysis is used to measure brown spots surface while colorimetry is used to measure the intensity of brown spot. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment Claims Whitening efficacy Reduction of brown spots appearance Other techniques Colorimetry Clinical analysis…

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Comedogenicity Patch test

Comedogenicity Patch test The comedogenicity patch test is aimed to assess the comedogenic potential of the test product when repeatedly applied on comedone/acne-prone skin up to 48 hours per week for 4 consecutive weeks. The test is carried out on healthy subjects under occlusive condition. Skin reactions (comedones proliferation) are assessed by a highly trained…

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Dark Circles

Dark circles : Dark circles colour intensity is measured by means of colorimetry. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment. Claims Reduction of dark circles visibility Other techniques Clinical analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr. Vincenzo…

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Deodorant

Deodorant: Deodorant efficacy is evaluated by means of sniff tests performed by highly trained assessors. Claims Deodorant efficacy for “X” hours Axillary malodour reduced by “X”% Anti stain effect Control of axillary malodour under stressed conditions Other techniques Microbiological assessment Clinical evaluation Anti staining (visual) Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining…

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Eyelashes Curling Effect

Eyelashes Curling Effect: Eyelashes curling effect is measured by means of a morphometric image analysis technique. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment. Claims Curling effect Other techniques Clinical evaluation Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr. Stefania Raco…

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Eyelashes Lengthening Effect

Eyelashes lengthening effect: Eyelashes lengthening effect is measured by means of a morphometric image analysis technique. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment Claims Lengthening effect Other techniques Clinical evaluation In vitro test Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated…

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Eyelashes Volumizing Effect

Eyelashes Volumizing Effect: Eyelashes volumizing effect is measured by means of a morphometric image analysis technique. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment Claims Volumizing effect Other techniques Clinical evaluation In vitro test Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated…

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Foundation Covering Effect

Foundation Covering Effect: Foundation covering effect is assessed on digital images by means of clinical analysis. “Before” and “after” images are taken under standard light conditions. Claims Covering effect Covers the skin imperfection Smoothed skin/Disappearance of the skin imperfections Other techniques Colorimetry Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get…

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Foundation Long Lasting Effect

Foundation Long Lasting Effect: Foundation long lasting effect is assessed on digital images by means of clinical analysis. “Before” and “after” images are taken under standard light conditions. Claims Long lasting effect “X” hours lasting; Other techniques Self-assessment (consumer test) Instrumental evaluation of the long lasting effect (colorimetry) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining…

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Foundation Mattifying Effect

Foundation Mattifying Effect Foundation mattifying effect is assessed on digital images by means of clinical analysis. “Before” and “after” images are taken under standard light conditions. Claims Mattifying effect Long lasting mattifying effect Reduces the oily/shiny aspect of the skin Other techniques Sebumetry Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics…

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Gluteus Lifting Effect

Gluteus Lifting Effect: Gluteus lifting effect is measured by means of a morphometric image analysis technique. Claims Decrease of gluteus skin sagging Gluteus skin firming effect Other techniques Clinical analysis Skin elasticity Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr.…

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Hair Brilliance

Hair Brilliance: Hair brilliance is measured by means of a spectrophotometer/colorimeter. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment. Claims Improvement of hair brilliance / brightness Other techniques Clinical analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Nutrition Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr. Vincenzo…

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Hair Dandruff

Hair Dandruff: Antimicrobial efficacy testing is an useful step to screen the efficacy of ingredients/products in counteracting the bacteria involved in the onset/development of acne. The inhibitory concentration of the ingredient/product on Malassezia furfur growth is assessed through microbiological tests carried out according to the international recognized standards specifically adapted to the scope. On humans…

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Hair growth / Anti-hair loss efficacy

Hair growth / Anti-hair loss efficacy is assessed using different techniques: 5-alpha-reductase is involved in hair loss mechanisms, therefore its activity quantification by biochemical assays is a useful tool to test the ability of products to moderate this process. Additional biological assays are also performed on human keratinocytes or skin fibroblasts and human hair follicle…

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Hair Loss

Hair Loss Phototricogram A halfway area of hair loss between normal hair and the balding area of 1.8 cm2 is defined using a stencil template and chosen for clipping. The clipped hairs within the target area are dyed for gray or fair hairs with a commercially available solution in order to enhance their contrast. Thereafter,…

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Hair Removal

Hair Removal Hair removal/epilatory effect is measured by means of a morphometric image analysis technique. Claims Hair reduction Hair removal Long lasting effect (prolongs the hair removal/epilation duration) Other techniques Digital macrophotography Clinical analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated…

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Hair Restructuring Effect

Hair Restructuring Effect Hair restructuring effect is assessed using Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM). Claims Restructuring effect Improving hair properties Other techniques Clinical analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Nutrition Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr. Vincenzo Nobile can support you Contact us

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Hand Immersion Test

Hand Immersion Test Panelists enrolled in the Hand Immersion Test soak their hands in 2 different hand/dish washing products, once a day for 30 minutes for 5 consecutive days. Products are tested at usual dilution for hand/dishwashing solution and are randomized between the dominant and non-dominant hands of panelists. Skin reactions (redness and dryness) are…

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Home use test under gynaecologist

Home Use test under gynaecologist control Home-use test under gynaecologist control is aimed to assess the tolerability of products for the intimate hygiene, under real conditions of use. The product is delivered to the subjects for a daily regular use; at fixed experimental times the gynaecologist evaluates the absence of adverse signs. Claims Tolerance tested…

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Instrumental analyses

Instrumental analyses: Instrumental analyses are developed to evaluate physical and mechanical properties of a test substance. Main experimental test methods include: Water resistance/very water resistance/Waterproofness evaluation for make-up products and medical devices; volumizing and lengthening effect evaluation. PMMA plates for spectrophotometer readings or ex-vivo hair, in place of eyelashes, for macroscopic and microscopic image analysis…

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Liporeducing / Volumizing efficacy

Liporeducing /Volumizing efficacy efficacy assessment in vitro: The dosage of lipolysis products (fatty acid and glycerol, which increase in case of liporeduction and diminish due to volumizing effects) may be conducted through biochemical assays monitoring the lipase activity or on biological models such as human pre-adipocytes or 3T3-L1 mouse cells. These latter systems are also…

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Lips Volumizing Effect

Lips Volumizing Effect: Lips volume is calculated on digital images by means of a morphometric image analysis technique. The lips volume estimation is performed by mathematical interpolation. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment Claims “Volumizing” effect Other techniques Self-assessment (consumer test) Clinical evaluation ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get…

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Lipstick Gloss Effect

Lipstick Gloss Effect: Gloss effect is evaluated after product application by means of instrumental (spectrophotometer/colorimeter) and/or clinical analysis. Claims Gloss effect Long lasting gloss effect Other techniques Clinical analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr. Stefania Raco can…

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Lipstick Long Lasting Effect

Lipstick Long Lasting Effect: Lipstick long lasting effect is assessed on digital images by means of clinical analysis. Images are taken in the course of the long-term study under standard light conditions. Claims Long lasting effect “X” hours lasting Other techniques Colorimetry Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get…

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Lipstick No Transfer Effect

Lipstick No Transfer Effect: The no transfer effect is assessed on digital images by means of clinical analysis. “Before” and “after” images are taken under standard light conditions. Claims No transfer effect Other techniques Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated…

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Make-up Removal

Make-up Removal: Make-up removal is assessed by means of clinical evaluation, according to a clinical score scale. Claims Efficient make-up removal The make-up is perfectly removed Other techniques Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr. Stefania Raco can support…

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Moisturizing Efficacy

Moisturizing Efficacy: Skin moisturization is measured by means of corneometry. The instrument emits a scatterfield that penetrates the upper layers of the skin (10-20 μm) while the dielectricity measure depends on the stratum corneum water content. Claims Skin moisturizing effect efficacy Water holding capacity improvement Moisture accumulation Other techniques Water holding capacity test Moisture accumulation…

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Oral Care Efficacy Tests

Oral Care Efficacy Tests: Oral Care Efficacy tests on products are aimed to give proof of the claimed effects on oral mucosa, gums and teeth. These tests include: Whitening effect,antiplaque effect,brightening effect, anti-stain effect, soothing effect on sensitive gums, soothing effect on sensitive teeth. Claims Whitening effect Antiplaque effec Brightening effect Anti-stain effect Soothing effect…

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Peeling / Exfoliating Effect

Peeling/Exfoliating Effect: Skin exfoliation is evaluated by means of image analysis carried out on Corneofix® foil. Claims Skin exfoliation Skin moisturization Other techniques Clinical analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr. Valentina Zanoletti can support you Contact us

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Pigmenting and whitening

Pigmenting and whitening Biochemical assays focus on quantification of Dopachrome (precursor of melanin biosynthesis) and biological assays are performed on cell cultures (normal human primary epidermal melanocytes or mouse melanocytes B16) or reconstructed tissues (reconstructed human pigmented epidermis). The examined endpoints are melanin dosage, histology (H&E – FM staining) and microscopic/macroscopic observation. Claims Pigmenting and…

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Protection from damage agents

Protection from damage agents efficacy is assessed using different techniques: Possible damage agents related to skin stress conditions are: Heavy metals / urban powder / synthetic smoke (environmental pollution); chemical irritating agents; biological inflammatory agents; photo-induced injuries (UV irradiation); oxidizing agents (oxidative stress). Biochemical kinetic and colorimetric assays are usually performed to quantify antioxidant enzyme…

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Repeated Open Application Test (ROAT)

Repeated Open Application Test (ROAT): ROAT is among the most frequently used tests for finished cosmetic products. The product to be tested is repeatedly applied on a small area of the forearm skin for 15 days. Skin reactions (redness, swelling, vesicles) are assessed by a highly trained assessor (dermatologist). ROAT mimics real-life exposure situations by…

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Sebum balancing effect

Sebum balancing effect: Sebum balancing effect is assessed through a spectrophotometric method able to measure the skin sebum content. Claims Sebum normalizing Sebum regulating Sebum balancing Help to regulate the skin sebum levels Mattifying effect Other techniques Digital macrophotography Clinical analysis of the sebum normalizing efficacy and / or the mattifying effect Self-assessment (consumer test)…

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Self Tanning

Self Tanning: Skin colour is measured using a colorimeter. The L* (lightness) and b* (yellow chroma) values are measured in the CIELab space and are mathematically elaborated in order to calculate the Individual Typology Angle (ITA°). ITA° is related to skin colour. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment Claims Self tanning Uniform tanning…

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Skin Elasticity

Skin Elasticity: Skin elasticity is measured by means of the suction method. When a negative pressure is created, the skin is drawn into the aperture of the probe and after then released again. Claims Improved skin elasticity Reduced skin fatigue / Anti-fatigue effect / Reduced skin stress Other techniques Skin moisturizing Skin elasticity Clinical evaluation…

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Skin Firmness

Skin Firmness: Skin firmness, the resistance of the skin to the negative pressure and its ability to return to the original position are determined using a non-contact optical measuring device. Claims Improves skin firmness Reduced skin fatigue/Anti-fatigue effect/Reduced skin stress Other techniques Skin density Clinical analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety…

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Slimming

Slimming: When ultrasound waves penetrate a tissue, reflections occur at different tissue boundaries (i.e. fat-muscle and muscle-bone). This technique allows to measure the fat tissue thickness in single precise points as well as to scan a part of the body to track local fat loss. Claims Slimming effect Remodelling effect Other techniques Macrophotography Circumferences; Bioimpedentiometry…

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Soap Chamber Patch Test

Soap Chamber Patch Test The Soap Chamber test is aimed to classify a toiletry/household product as well tolerated (mild) or irritant and/or to compare soaps and detergents on the basis of their relative mildness/irritancy potential. A diluted solution of the test product is applied on the volar surface of the forearm for 5 consecutive days…

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Soft Focus

Soft Focus: Soft focus refers to a photographic technique producing images with reduced details. In cosmetic products, a similar effect can be achieved using (light scattering) particles able to interact with the light to optically blur the skin. Parallel polarized digital photos are taken in standard lighting conditions. Photos are then analyzed by a specific…

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SPF test

SPF test: Sunscreens are regulated in all developed countries and are classified as cosmetics or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs depending on local regulations. These differences in regulatory status arise also in the testing methodology. We can assess the compliance of sunscreens according to the main countries requirements: FDA Final Rule (2011) – Static and Water Resistance…

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Sun Protection

Sun Protection efficacy is assessed using different techniques: Our testing services include: Sun protection factor (SPF) determination according to Diffey & Robson method (1989).UVA protection determination according to ISO 24443:2012, COLIPA 2011, FDA 2011, Boots Star rating 2008, AS/NZS 2604 2012.Water resistance/Very water resistance according to COLIPA guidelines (2005) for water immersion procedure and Diffey &…

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Tanning Booster

Tanning Booster: Tanning booster effect is assessed under simulated conditions of use. Subjects are exposed to UV rays using a certified solar simulator. At fixed time points, skin colour is measured through spectrophotometry/colorimetry techniques. Claims Tanning booster Other techniques Individual Typology Angle (ITA) Image analysis Self-assessment (consumer test) ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining…

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Trophic / Energizing / Contraction efficacy

Trophic / Energizing / Contraction efficacy efficacy is assessed using different techniques: The extracellular matrix (ECM) dissociating enzymes (collagenase, elastase, hyaluronidase) are generally involved in cell metabolic pathways related to cell energy status, aging and skin trophic disorders. Biochemical assays can be useful to measure the marker enzyme activity, as well as the biological assays…

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Wound healing / Reparative efficacy

Wound healing / Reparative efficacy is assessed using different techniques: Morphological and histological analyses are conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a product in healing an artificial wound induced on cell monostrate or reconstructed tissues: Distance reduction of the wound edges are measured, while cell viability, protein metabolism and interleukin and cytokeratin panel are assessed…

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