What we do

XCellR8 is a UK-based, GLP-accredited laboratory, exclusively devoted to animal-free safety and efficacy tests for the cosmetics, personal care and chemical industries. Our clients include high street retail brands, large ingredient manufacturers and fast growth SMEs. Many of our tests are for moisturisers, soaps and shampoos but also include household cleaning products and industrial chemicals.

Why choose XCellR8

More accurate and predictive safety test results

  • We only use human cell culture and other in vitro techniques, replacing outdated animal tests

Satisfy consumer demand for a more ethical supply chain

  • We are the only lab globally to make our tests entirely animal-product-free (or vegan); we don’t use serum, tissues or antibodies extracted from animals

Get to market faster

  • With turnaround times from as little as 6 weeks

Meet your regulatory requirements

  • GLP accredited lab offering a range of animal-free tests performed in compliance with OECD Test Guidelines

Already trusted by leading cosmetic and chemical companies around the world

  • Our clients include global retailers such as The Body Shop and Lush, as well as leading ingredient suppliers, chemical companies and other CROs

Investment in innovation

  • We have attracted funding from Innovate UK and the European Horizon 2020 programme to research improved predictability for mildness to skin, and acute toxicity

An ethos of excellent client service

  • Our team put you and your needs at the heart of your testing programme

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