We’re the UK’s leading development, testing & regulatory laboratory for cosmetic, household & food products.

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Everything you need to get your product to market, under one roof

Our UKAS accredited testing laboratory combined with our exceptional expertise and complementary skills in manufacturing, process controls, industry regulation, health and safety, marketing, and project management mean that we are with you every step of the way to see your product through to successful market launch.

Our services
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We maintain an extensive knowledge of international regulations regarding cosmetics and related products which is constantly monitored and updated by qualified assessors. We’re the UK’s leading development, testing & regulatory laboratory for cosmetic, household & food products.
Our business units
  1. Formulation & development

    Our experienced Lab team can turn your ideas into a manufacturing reality. We provide ground up development of products as well as troubleshooting & improvement of existing formulations within cosmetic, household and food categories. All in accordance with the relevant territory regulations.

  2. Cosmetic product safety reports

    Our experienced Compliance team enables full safety & toxicological reviews in line with the relevant territorial regulation & authority to produce compliant Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) reports. Ingredient evaluation using in-house NOAEL and SED databases ensures accurate Margin of Safety calculations with the requisite supporting evidence.

  3. Microbiological & lab testing

    Our ISO 17025 accredited UK microbiological & laboratory facility is fully equipped to assist with a host of laboratory testing from BP/EP preservative efficacy testing, through biocidal testing & hygiene controls and much more. Our leading laboratory testing facility undertakes a variety of analytical testing including heavy metals by ICP-MS, cannabinoids by HPLC, alcohol assay testing by FTIR and terpenes, residual solvents and 1,4-dioxane testing by GC-MS.

  4. Global compliance & registration

    We maintain an extensive knowledge of international regulations regarding cosmetics and related products which is constantly monitored and updated by qualified assessors. Regulatory news is closely monitored to anticipate changes and provides the basis for detailed advice and recommendations regarding compliance in the global market. We offer product notification in the UK (to the SCPN) and the EU (to the CPNP) and for those clients requiring a presence in the UK or the EU, we offer a Responsible Person service via our offices in England and the Republic of Ireland. We can also notify products to Health Canada and to the US Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).

  5. User trials & claims

    Fundamentally, and within the EU for example, consumer & clinical testing forms part of addressing Commission Regulation (EU) No 655/2013 which lays down the common criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products. At our UK DermaCentre we use state of the art technology to measure a range of parameters and our capability is always growing as we invest in our testing capacity. From patch testing validation of claims such as “dermatologically approved”, through to skin moisture & TEWL assessments, erythemal index & melanin testing, SPF, elasticity and sebum assessments we have a host of options to answer your product research and claim validation needs.

Why use ADSL?

Trusted by leading brands

From household names to start-ups, we support brands of all sizes, helping them get their products on to the shelf. We have a wide range of testing & compliance capabilities to assist at every part of the development lifecycle process.

Unrivalled experience

Experts in our field, we have over 20 years of cosmetic formulation, compliance, testing and safety experience. Through this experience we can help customers to navigate through the increasingly demanding regulatory landscape.

All under one roof

We deliver our extensive range of services from our own leading UK based facilities, meaning better support and service for you. Whether a full “turnkey” product development from concept to shelf is needed or a single regulatory or testing requirement, we can help from under one roof.

International market

We can ensure a product is legally compliant and ready for market in all international markets. With offices in the EU and North America in addition to our UK headquarters, we have the necessary presence and reach to support customers globally.

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We’ve helped thousands of household names and start up brands get their products ready on to shelf

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“DCS have worked very closely with Mark Cavanagh at ADSL for many years and are very happy with the quality of service.”

Dr Philip Wright, Head of Technical, DCS Group

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“Rodial have worked with ADSL over the last 5 years and are very happy with the quality of their services.”

Melanie Khoury, Head of New Product Development, The Rodial Group

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“Mayfield Laboratories has worked closely with ADSL since their incorporation in 2008. During this time ADSL have provided crucial technical advice and support to our company.”

Jim Bullen, Director, Mayfield Laboratories

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“I have worked very closely with ADSL over the course of the last year and have been extremely happy with their technical services”

Simon Coe, Operations Director, Foam & Substance Ltd

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"DCS have worked very closely with Mark Cavanagh at ADSL for many years and are very happy with the quality of service."

Dr Philip Wright, Head of Technical, DCS Group

"Mayfield Laboratories has worked closely with ADSL since their incorporation in 2008. During this time ADSL have provided crucial technical advice and support to our company."

Jim Bullen, Director, Mayfield Laboratories

"Rodial have worked with ADSL over the last 5 years and are very happy with the quality of their services."

Melanie Khoury, Head of New Product Development, The Rodial Group

"I have worked very closely with ADSL over the course of the last year and have been extremely happy with their technical services"

Simon Coe, Operations Director, Foam & Substance Ltd

We have been using the services of ADSL since the beginning of 2013- for safety assessments, dermatological testing and routine microbial analyses. ADSL are our first choice for CPSRs as we value highly the professional but personal service, quick turn around and helpful advice.

Jonathan Clements, Technical Manager, Brodie & Stone International Plc