Dermscan Asia offers you many types of tests to meet your product types and claims. We conduct our tests under standard or customized protocols in a controlled environment.
Various tests are available for customers to choose as follows;
1. Efficacy Tests
Definition Tests conducted in a group of healthy volunteers to evaluate the efficacy of cosmetic products. Many parameters can be conducted at the same time.
1.1 Clinical: Cutaneous, Dental
1.1.1 Cutaneous: Comedogenic Potential, Anti-Wrinkle or Anti-Ageing, Anti-Dark Circle Eye, Anti-Eye Bag
1.1.2 Dental: Teeth Whitening
1.2. Biometrology: Quantitative measurements using specially designed instruments
1.2.1 Whitening/Lightening Effect
1.2.2 Moisturizing Effect
1.2.3 Anti-wrinkle or Anti-ageing Effect
1.2.4 Firming Effect
1.2.5 Oil Regulating Effect
1.2.6 Imaging: Photography
2. Safety Tests
Definition Tests conducted in a group of healthy volunteers to evaluate the cutaneous safety of cosmetic ingredients or products. Single Patch Test will determine the irritation potential, whereas RIPT will determine the hypoallergenic effect, of cosmetic ingredients or products.
2.1 Single Patch Test
2.2 Repeat Insult Patch Test (RIPT)
3. In Vivo Solar Test
Definition Tests conducted in a group of healthy volunteers with specific skin phototype (phototype III or IV for UVA-PF or phototype I, II, or III for SPF). Any kind of galenic tested products such as cream, spray, compact powder, foundation, lipstick etc.
3.1 UVA Protection Factor (UVA-PF): follows the recommendation of the Japan Cosmetic Industry Association (version dated 15.11.1995)
3.2 Sun Protection Factor (SPF): follows the International SPF Test Method published by COLIPA /CTFA SA /JCIA /CTFA (May 2006)
3.3 Water Resistance Sunscreen (WRS) Test: follows the International SPF Test Method published by COLIPA /CTFA SA /JCIA /CTFA (May 2006)
We are the only Cosmetic Research Center in Thailand with cutting-edge equipment and facility which provides a broad range of solar tests to meet your need and expectation.
4. Use Tests
Definition Tests carried out to determine cutaneous or ocular or oral tolerance of cosmetic products under a predefined period of usage by healthy volunteers in general usage condition. The tests will be conducted under the care of Dermatologist or Ophthalmologist or Dentist. The Use Tests can be conducted alone or together with any efficacy test.
4.1 Clinical Examination of Cutaneous State Under Dermatological Control
4.2 Clinical Examination of Ocular State Under Ophthalmological Control
4.3 Clinical Examination of Oral State Under Dentist Control
5. Make-Up Product Tests
Defintion Tests conducted on any make-up product (e.g. mascara, compact powder, foundation, lipstick, eye make-up remover etc) in a group of healthy volunteers to evaluate any effect of interest e.g. as follows;
5.1 Compact powder/foundation: Long lasting effect (presence of product, color intensity, matt complexion, radiance, uniformity)
5.2 Lipstick: Moisturizing, long lasting effect
Make-Up Products Tests can be conducted alone or together with the Use Tests.
6. Consumer Tests
Definition Tests conducted on panel members to determine consumers’ acceptability and preference of products. Responses provided by subjects who fill out subjective evaluation questionnaires allow for the evaluation of organoleptic qualities, packaging, efficacy, and overall appreciation of products. They also give information about consumer purchasing intention.
7. Food Supplement and Health Product Tests
Definition Tests conducted on healthy volunteers to assess the efficacy and safety of food supplements on skin improvement measured quantitatively and/or qualitatively through biometrological measurements, skin image/photography, evaluation questionnaires etc. Skin improvement parameters of interest are such as moisturization, elasticity, improvement of micro-relief or fine lines, anti-wrinkle etc.
8. Other Tests
We are also capable of conducting other tests to meet your objective. The examples of other tests we perform are as follows;
8.1 Slimming Effect
8.2 Anti Cellulite Effect
8.3 Anti Cracked Heel Effect