About us

We formulate, develop and test the product on the inside, so your product is ready for launch on the outside.

What we do

From concept to manufacture and fulfilment we offer an unrivalled level of industry knowledge and expertise.

Founded in 2008, we are Chartered Chemists, Toxicologists, Microbiologists, Analysts and Regulatory experts specialising in the provision of formulation and testing services to clients within various industries including cosmetic, supplement, and household products.

We have exceptional expertise and complementary skills in manufacturing, process controls, industry regulation, health and safety, marketing, and project management. We are with our clients every step of the way to see their product through to successful market launch and sustainability.

When required we partner with our clients to provide technical consulting. We very often help clients fill any gaps in their knowledge base and provide a fresh perspective and strategy on the best way to improve their production line.

Our business units

Our individual business units help us
offer a complete range of services

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Formulation & Development

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We provide ground-up development of cosmetic, household and food products as well as troubleshooting and improvement of existing formulations. All in accordance with any relevant territory regulations. Working from our leading edge lab facilities, our role is to help you to turn your product ideas into a ready- to-manufacture reality.

This will mean different things to the various clients we partner with. Full support would involve us taking your initial concept or idea and developing a formulation from the ground up to meet your brief. We have experience with a wide range of cosmetic and household products, including sun skincare, hair care, cleaning solutions, candles, fragrances, and supplements. We are capable of working with specialist formulations suitable for infant skin, vegans, or for application to sensitive areas such as the eyes. There truly is no substitute for this wealth of knowledge when it comes to making your product consumer-ready.

What if you already have a product in hand? We can help you improve it. Our talented team can suggest improvements and modifications to your existing formulation to enhance its quality and ensure it meets consumer requirements or is more likely to pass regulatory scrutiny. This is a vital part of the development process that should never be overlooked.

We’ll also be able to conduct the legally required stability testing, as well as compatibility testing. Together, this suite of tests will ensure that your product meets the regulatory demands of the market you’re targeting, as well as ensuring that your packaging is durable enough for storage and shelf life.

If you’re concerned about whether your product will scale up in the manufacturing process, our experts can provide advice, set up a pilot, and perform specification tests to give you confidence.

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Cosmetic Product Safety Reports

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Need a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR)? Our experienced compliance team enables full safety and toxicological reviews in line with the relevant territorial regulations and authorities. And we carry out ingredient evaluation using in-house NOAEL and SED databases so you can be assured of accurate Margin of Safety calculations with the requisite supporting evidence.

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Microbiological & Laboratory Testing

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Our ISO 17025 accredited UK microbiological and laboratory facility leads the way. It is fully equipped to assist with a host of testing from BP/EP preservative efficacy testing, through biocidal testing and hygiene controls, and much more. Our state of the art laboratory 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.

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Global Compliance & Registration

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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. Regulatory news is closely monitored to anticipate changes, allowing us to provide you with detailed advice and recommendations regarding compliance in the ever-moving global market.

If you are looking to have a presence in the UK or EU we offer product notification to the SCPN (UK) and the CPNP (EU), as well as 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).

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User Trials & Claims

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If you’re developing a cosmetic product you’ll be familiar with the idea of product testing and clinical trials. In fact, any claims you make about the effectiveness of your product will need to be substantiated in order to meet local regulations such as Commission Regulation (EU) No 655/2013 in the EU.

At our UK DermaCentre we use state of the art technology to measure a range of parameters. From patch testing, validation of claims such as “dermatologically approved”, through to skin moisture and TEWL assessments, erythemal index and melanin testing, SPF, elasticity and sebum assessments, we have a host of options to answer your product research and validate your claims. What’s more, we’re investing heavily in our testing capacity to keep it up to date and growing to meet the needs of future consumers.

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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

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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