Efficacy Testing

We offer a range of efficacy tests to enhance product development and claim support for ingredients and formulations.  This page lists a few of our most commonly used efficacy tests.  We also work with our clients to provide bespoke solutions for in vitro claim support work.

 

 

ANTI-OXIDANT ACTIVITY

  • OxiSelectTM method
  • Measures anti-oxidant activity relative to controls
  • Human dermal fibroblasts and / or human epidermal keratinocytes
  • Animal product-free test conditions

COLLAGEN EXPRESSION

  • ELISA method
  • Measures collagen expression relative to controls
  • Human dermal fibroblasts
  • Animal product-free test conditions

MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE (MMP) EXPRESSION

  • ELISA method
  • Measures MMP expression relative to controls
  • Human dermal fibroblasts
  • Animal product-free test conditions

MILDNESS

  • ET50 method
  • Reconstructed human skin and eye models
  • Measures cellular damage in the epithelium
  • Classifies in rank order of mildness compared with benchmarks
  • Suitable for ingredients and formulations