How we help

Working in partnership:
A lab partner for all your formulation, compliance and testing needs

How we help

Long-term support for national and international brands

We pride ourselves on the longstanding relationships we build with our clients. We’ve worked with some of the world’s leading brands, partnering closely to become their lab of choice for all formulation, development, testing and regulatory compliance needs.

Our expert team will turn your ideas into a manufacturing reality with ground-up development of products,improvement of existing formulations, lab testing and compliance considerations, as well as user trials conducted to meet regulatory requirements. All within the cosmetic, household and food categories.

ADSL packaging. Skincare and creams.
Stage 1

Formulation and development

Looking to develop a new cosmetic, household or food product? Our experienced lab team will take your product idea, troubleshoot and improve the formulation where necessary, and turn it into a manufacturing reality. Then we’ll advise on all relevant territory regulations to ensure your new product meets all required standards.

Stage 2

Microbiological and lab testing

Our ISO 17025 accredited UK microbiological and laboratory facility is fully equipped to assist with a host of testing. This includes, but is not limited to, BP/EP preservative efficacy testing, biocidal testing and hygiene controls. Our expert team 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.

Stage 3

Our range of compliance and registration services

We maintain an extensive knowledge of international regulations regarding cosmetics and related products, which is constantly monitored and updated by qualified assessors. Our team closely monitors regulatory news to enable us to anticipate changes and provide you with detailed advice and recommendations regarding compliance requirements in the 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). For registration or notification in other parts of the world we’ll be happy to provide any support and assistance that we can.

Stage 4

User trials and 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.

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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