Concept to shelf:
From formulation to registration, we can help get your product to market step by step
From idea to finished product, we’ll get your product consumer ready
From formulation to microbiological testing, user trials to compliance, we offer the full breadth of services you’ll need to take your product from concept to creation. Benefit from the modern methods of working in our accredited testing laboratory as well as industry leading expertise in manufacturing, regulation, health and safety and marketing.
Engage the ADSL team and our project managers will be there to guide you every step of the way, taking your spark of an idea to its successful market launch. In fact we even offer a guidance service to talk you through everything you might need. Why not book a free consultation today?
Formulation & development
Turn your ideas into manufactured reality when you work with our experienced lab team. We provide ground-up development of cosmetic, household and food products as well as troubleshooting and improvement of existing formulations. And all in accordance with any relevant territory regulations.
Cosmetics Product Safety Reports
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.
Microbiology & Laboratory Testing
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.
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, 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).
User Trials & Claims
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.
ADSL is a fantastic place to work, we’re on the cutting edge of cosmetic formulation and feel like we are really making a difference to the industry.Mark Bowes-Cavanagh, Managing Director
Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1902 (4th CMR Omnibus)
This regulation prohibits the use of 23 substances in cosmetic products and applies in the EU from 1 March 2022. These substances have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction by Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1182 (15th ATP to CLP).13/10/2022
Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulations (CSAR)
ADSL has for several years followed with interest the development of the new Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulations (CSAR) in China.06/09/2022
European Commission Inception Impact Assessment on Review of the EU Cosmetics Regulation
The European Commission is reviewing the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 as part of the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability.13/10/2022
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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.”
“I have worked very closely with ADSL over the course of the last year and have been extremely happy with their technical services”
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.
“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.”