Clinical Efficacy Testing services, Cosmetics testing services, moisture test cosmetics, clinical efficacy personal care, Laboratory testing solutions, anti dandruff testing

Cosmetic testing services include use tests and clinical efficacy services to support clinical safety and efficacy of personal care and beauty products. Studies conducted from QACS labs utilize optimal scientific practices and regulatory compliance in order to support cosmetic labeling claims.  Clinical Efficacy testing services are supported through standard and custom protocols, scientific know-how, a wide clinical testing spectrum, state-of-the-art measuring instruments and expanded volunteer base.

In-use studies are conducted in accordance to specific instructions in regards to application and period of use & are designed in accordance with manufacturer requirements.

Clinical Efficacy

Assessment of the ophthalmological and palpebral tolerance of cosmetic products after an application period using a slit lamp. If the results are satisfactory, the claim “ophthalmologically tested” can be written on the label.

We assess the hydration capacity of cosmetic products on a selected panel of volunteers.

Under the supervision  of our Dermatologists:

  • We carry out instrumental moisture measurements.
  • We statistically interpret all measurements.

We perform all types of tests:

  • Short term e.g. 2-hour moisture (Moisture Meter SC or Corneometer® CM 825)
  • Long tem e.g. 1-week moisture (Moisture Meter SC or Corneometer® CM)
  • Custom moisture tests

We evaluate the effect of cosmetic products on wrinkles using the VISIA Complexion Analysis System and Visioscan.

Under the supervision of our dermatologists we:

  • Carry out instrumental wrinkle and fine-line depth measurements.
  • Statistically interpret all measurements.
  • Perform clinical evaluations.
  • Take before and after photographs.
  • Provide auto-evaluation reports compiled by the selected panel of volunteers (in-use test, questionnaires).

We evaluate the elasticity effect of cosmetic products on the skin using ElastiMeter.

Under the supervision of our dermatologists we:

  • Carry out instrumental elasticity measurements.
  • Statistically interpret all measurements.
  • Perform clinical evaluation.
  • Provide auto-evaluation reports compiled by the selected panel of volunteers (in-use test, questionnaires).

We evaluate skin color using the VISIA Complexion Analysis System & Pantone scale. Under the supervision of our dermatologists we:

  • Perform clinical evaluations.
  • Take before and after photographs.
  • Provide auto-evaluation reports compiled by the selected panel of volunteers (in-use test, questionnaires).

We provide evidence on the comedolytic action and non-comedogenicity of cosmetic products using the Sebumeter® or Sebutape® & Dermatoscope.  Under the supervision of our dermatologists we:

  • Assess the products based on an assessment scale.
  • Use standardised digital imaging and picture comparison computer software.
  • Statistically interpret all measurements.
  • Take before and after photographs.

We assess the effect of cosmetic products on the secretion level of sebum. Under the supervision of our dermatologists:

  • We carry out instrumental sebum measurements.
  • We statistically interpret all sebum measurements.

We perform two types of tests:

  • Sebum in-use test (Sebumeter® SM 815)
  • Desquamation test (Corneofix® F 20)
  • Provide auto-evaluation questionnaires answered by the selected panel of volunteers

We assess the anti-dandruff effect of cosmetic products using anti-dandruff desquamation (Corneofix® F 20).

Under the supervision of our Dermatologists we:

  • Perform clinical evaluation.
  • Take before and after images.
  • Provide auto-evaluation questionnaires answered by the selected panel of volunteers.

We assess Redness  and Porphyrins reduction properties of cosmetic products on the face using the VISIA Complexion Analysis System.

Under the supervision of our dermatologists we:

  • Carry out instrumental red-area & porphyrins measurements.
  • Statistically interpret all measurements.
  • Perform clinical evaluations.
  • Take before and after photographs.
  • Provide auto-evaluation reports compiled by the selected panel of volunteers (in-use test, questionnaires).

We assess Pores, UV and Brown spots  measurements of cosmetic products on the face using the VISIA Complexion Analysis System.

Under the supervision of our Dermatologists:

  • We carry out instrumental Pores-UV-Brown spots measurements.
  • We statistically interpret all measurements.
  • We perform clinical evaluations.
  • We take before and after photographs.
  • We provide auto-evaluation questionnaires answered by the selected panel of volunteers.

We assess the efficacy of epilating wax and measure hair growth using a dermatoscope. Under the supervision of our Dermatologists:

  • We perform clinical evaluations.
  • We carry out before and after assessment.
  • We provide auto-evaluation questionnaires answered by the selected panel of volunteers.

QACS assist you support claims for hair products such as conditioners, shampoos, sprays and others. Measure Combability, the ease with which hair may be combed with Hair Combing Force or Resistance to Combing tests.

.EFFICACY

QACS clinical efficacy testing includes

  • In use tests
  • Ophthalmological tests
  • Dermatological tests – Patch and HRIPT tests
  • standard & custom testing protocols
  • pool of more than 1000 volunteers, male or female, aged 18 to 65, covering a wide range of specific characteristics (e.g. sensitive skin, comedones, oily skin, normal skin, dry skin, normal eyes, contact lens wearers etc.)
  • Skin type diversity facilitates all types of cosmetic efficacy testing and enables product claims substantiation
  • Test panel can be customized

Dermatologists and Ophthalmologists provide clinical efficacy testing throughout the evaluation.

At the end of the study, a final report is delivered which includes:

  • Data interpretation and statistical analysis
  • Documented experts opinion
  • Panelists opinion
  • High-resolution images of the skin surface for marketing purposes upon request

If you are based in the EU, we offer 24-hour courier service.

To provide the highest possible quality for your products, we comply with the following regulatory requirements:

For standard and custom Clinical Efficacy testing for cosmetics contact us – info@qacs.gr – 30 210 29 34745