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Clinical subject evaluation

Clinical subject evaluation and testing allows you to justify the claims you make about your new cosmetic product. This is vital to meet regulatory requirements in the EU and beyond.

What is it?

Objective Clinical Assessment at our UK DermaCentre.

A step on from consumer testing, clinical testing takes product evaluation to the next level with “on-site” clinically led evaluations undertaken at the ADSL DermaCentre. This is an important part of the development process as it allows you to meet compliance and regulatory requirements. Within the EU, for example, 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.

We use state-of-the-art technology to measure a range of parameters, all under the supervision of our clinical team and resident dermatologist. We are proud of the service we provide, and our capability is always growing as we invest in our testing capacity.

Frequent clinical testing includes 48/96hr patch testing to ascertain suitability for skin types and validate claims such as “dermatologically approved” and “dermatologically tested”. We carry out skin moisture assessments which measures changes in hydration in the stratum corneum, to support claims relating to moisturisation as well as vapour assessment which measures Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) for claims relating to barrier activity. For claims related to tone or pigment we are able to undertake colour assessment which measures skin colour, erythema index & melanin index.

As well as this our dermatologists carry out a multitude of other assessment such as an elasticity assessment which measures skin stiffness based on the biomechanical response of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, a sebum assessment which measures skin sebum values via a quartz microbalance to validate claims regarding skin cleanliness and oiliness and high-resolution imaging & measurement via Visoface HD for pores or fine lines and much more.

We are of course able to quote for different subject number requirements and assessment points so please get in touch with your specific product requirements and we can offer the best methodology to achieve your claim objectives.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about clinical subject evaluation

Typically, what service elements might this involve?

Services within this area include;

Clinical Subject Evaluation – Moisturisation via Moisture Meter
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) via Vapour Meter
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Skin Colour, Erythema Index & Melanin Index via Colour Meter
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Elasticity, Tissue Stiffness via Elasticity Meter
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Skin Sebum Analysis vis Sebum Meter
Clinical Subject Evaluation – High Resolution Imaging (Pores)
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Non-Comedogenic Testing
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Paediatric Assessment
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Cell Proliferation/Dansyl Chloride Testing
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Surface Evaluation of the Living Skin (SELS®) – Roughness
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Surface Evaluation of the Living Skin (SELS®) – Scaliness
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Surface Evaluation of the Living Skin (SELS®) – Smoothness
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Surface Evaluation of the Living Skin (SELS®) – Wrinkles
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Water Resistance of Cosmetic Preparations
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Dermatologically Controlled Patch Test Report (96hrs)
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Dermatologically Controlled Patch Test Report (48hrs)
Clinical Subject Evaluation – Periocular Acceptability of a Cosmetic Product
Clinical Subject Evaluation – SPF/UVA in-vitro ISO 24443
Clinical Subject Evaluation – SPF in-vivo ISO 24444
Clinical Subject Evaluation – SPF in-vivo ISO 24444 + Water Resistance

What other 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 does it 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 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.

Why choose ADSL?

We are the UK’s leading provider of HET/CAM in-vitro occular irritation testing and supporting services

Concept to shelf. 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.

Concept to shelf

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.

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.

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 expertise. ADSL 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.

Unrivalled expertise

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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