Frequently asked questions about or services

What services does my product require?

Talk to our team of experts and we will be able to advise on all aspects of your products requirements. We take time to understand you claims and product attributes and create a recommendation of the exact services we can provide to get your product to market. Explore our recommended services below, try our product checkup or book a free consultation with our team.

How long do our services take?

This varies depending on the product, but we aim to work closely within your timeframe and constraints. Our customer service offer is designed to make your life as easy as possible with a dedicated point of contact in most cases and a detailed schedule to keep you up-to-date with the process.

Why should I use ADSL?

Formed in 2008, our fully qualified, independent team of Chartered Chemists, Toxicologists, Microbiologists and Regulatory experts specialise in formulation and testing services within the cosmetic, household goods, food and industrial sectors. We are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory offering a range of accredited and non accredited microbiological tests. Our team includes individuals with a host of industry qualifications including Fellows of the Royal Society Of Chemistry and a “Chartered” Chemist and Scientist, Members of The Society Of Cosmetic Scientists, Members of the British Toxicology Society, Members of Society of Dermatology, Members of International Society of Dermoscopy, Members of European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology (EADV) along with Chem CSci, CChem FRSC and PhD attainment. With our exceptional expertise and complementary skills in manufacturing, process controls, industry regulation, health and safety, marketing, and project management we are with you every step of the way to see your product through to successful market launch. Furthermore, our technical consulting helps many businesses by cost effectively filling gaps in their skills and knowledge base and providing a fresh perspective and strategy on the best way forward. Fundamentally we have the the knowledge and know-how to successfully take your cosmetic product to market. Your product inside out.

How do I get started?

We offer a free consultation service where we can advise and provide guidance for your needs. You can also complete and enquiry form, email us [email protected] or call us +44 (0) 1803 520 048 | Mon-Fri 9-5pm

What accreditations do you have?

We are proud to be a UKAS accredited testing laboratory offering a range of accredited and non accredited microbiological tests.

Do you have an area of expertise?

Technically we are Chartered Chemists, Toxicologists, Microbiologists and Regulatory experts. Practically, we provide the full suite of services to take your product from concept to shelf and everything in between. We have a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise that we cant wait to share with you. Give us a call on +44 (0) 1803 520 048 or set up a online consultation to found out how we would really deliver for your business

Can you provide a CPSR?

Full safety reports & toxicological reviews in line with the relevant territorial regulation. In the EU, the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 establishes the rules that all cosmetic products made available on the European Union (EU) market must comply with, in order to ensure the functioning of the internal market and a high level of protection of human health.

Where are you based?

We operate our of our UK lab facilities in Paignton, Devon but work on a national and international basis.

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Whether compliance, CPSR, formulation, trials or testing... our team can help advise and guide you through everything you need. Book a 15min session at the time of your choice.

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All of the cosmetic formulation, compliance, testing and safety services you need to get your products starts with an enquiry. Please get in touch.

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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