EFFICACY CLINICAL STUDIES

A product’s efficacy studies consist in demonstrating its allegation(s) / claim(s) by quantifying its effects on skin, eyes or mucosa.

Checking that your products do cause the expected effects is crucial for their commercialization and the respect of future consumers.

The Dermscan methods and protocols come from a close to 30 years old recognized know-how. Always updated to meet your today requirements and anticipate tomorrow’s, we clearly quantify and visualize your product’s effects.

We can offer you several complementary approaches:

  • In use test.
  • Instrumental measurements.
  • Sensory analysis by our regularly trained panelist.

Statistical analyses are carried out on your results in order to precisely determine the evolution of the studied parameters and draw conclusions on your products’ efficacy

IN USE TEST

Whatever your claim, the in use test is inescapable! It consists in:

  • Several weeks utilization of a product by volunteers under normal conditions and based on your packaging recommendations.
  • A medical examination to determine its proper tolerance.
  • After being used by subjects allowing to check its effects, a subjective evaluation questionnaire.

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS AND/OR SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • SLIMMING
  • ANTI-AGING
  • WELL-BEING
  • HAIR & HAIRINESS
  • HYGIENE
  • MAKE-UP
  • NAILS
  • SKIN
  • SOLAR

SLIMMING

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

slimming milk, anti-cellulite gel, slimness patch, firming cream, massage device, institute care, electro-stimulation, food supplements, reshaping panty, flat-belly underwear.

EFFECTS

slimming, anti-cellulite, anti-dimples, action on orange-peel effect, draining, smoothing, centimetrics loss, remodeling, anti-saddlebag, firming, invigorating, reshaping, desinfiltering.

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

  • volume of dimples
  • density of the skin
  • skin homogeneity
  • water retention
  • firmness, tonicity
  • belly / thighs / hips size or volume or fat
  • dermo-epidermal junction length
  • skin biomechanical properties
  • skin temperature of fatty areas

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • skin quality
  • presence and density of dimples
  • degree of cellulite

ANTI-AGING

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

anti-wrinkles / anti-aging / anti-stain cream, make-up products (foundation, BB creams), anti-aging serums, filling products, masks, scrubs

EFFECTS

anti-wrinkles, anti-oxidant, lifting, smoothing, anti-free radicals, detoxifying, redensifying, restructuring, anti-pouch, concealers, anti-stain, improve the facial oval, reshaping, firming, tensor, skin radiance, eye-lids lifting, anti-fatigue / de-stressing

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

  • wrinkle depth
  • skin elasticity / firmness
  • skin density
  • finesse of the skin grain
  • roughness
  • relief
  • brightness
  • complexion luminosity
  • microcirculation
  • glycation rate
  • pores
  • cohesion or oxygenation or cell renewal
  • isotropy
  • collagen

SENSORY ANALYSIS

skin quality and radiance

WELL-BEING

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

Body / hair relaxing oils,  vitality / anti-fatigue products, eye corrector serum, concealer or anti-pouch fluid / gel, flower water, tonic lotion, special products for beauty parlors

EFFECTS

refreshing / heating quality of life, relaxing, anti-stress, concealer, anti-pouch, invigorating

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

  • color
  • red blood cells concentration
  • pouch volume
  • visual scale
  • skin temperature
  • cortisol dosing
  • nervous trembling while resting

SENSORY ANALYSIS

BMIS scale (mood, self-esteem, etc.)

HAIR &  HAIRINESS

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

Shampoos , hair conditioners, anti hair-fall serums, anti-dandruffs, depilatory creams, wax or anti-hair regrowth, conditioners, anti-frizz, lacquers, hair dye products, razors, epilators, hair-dryers, straighteners and other electric devices

EFFECTS

Anti hair fall, anti-dandruff, radiance, hair dye / straightening attitude, anti-frizz, volumizer, hydration, anti-free radicals, restructuring, firming, tonic, sebum-control, repairing, scalp protection, anti-hair regrowth, soothing, anti scaling, anti-pollution cleaner or protector, heat protection

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

  • density
  • diameter
  • volume
  • growth velocity
  • dandruffs’ density
  • color intensity
  • quality
  • water content
  • radiance
  • amount of peroxides after UV radiation
  • red blood cell concentration
  • amount of fine particles
  • hair temperature

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • hair density
  • radiance
  • hair dressing ease
  • presence of dandruffs

HYGIENE

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

shampoos, hair conditioners, shower gels, personal hygiene gels, sanitary napkins, mouthwash, deodorizers,  anti-blackheads lotions, toothpastes, toothbrushes, mechanical and electric devices

EFFECTS

anti-pollution, soothing, comedolytic, astringent, sebum-control, anti-plaque, whitening, deodorizing, anti-perspirant, anti-transfer, anti-yellow stains, anti-white stains, anti-scale, anti-dental plaque, halitosis, non lipid removing

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

  • cleaning / protection / deodorizing efficacy
  • sweating intensity
  • in-depth cleansing action
  • comedolytic effect
  • whitening / anti-plaque / anti-bacterial efficacy
  • visible pore
  • retentional lesions

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • odors
  • aspect
  • skin / mucosa / teeth / hair / scalp /color

MAKE-UP

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

BB cream, CC cream, foundation, tinted moisturizer, lip stick, gloss, eye shadow, mascara, pencils, compact or loose powder, self-tanner, matifying wipe

EFFECTS

Long-lasting, waterproof, skin radiance, looking good, smoothing, satin effect, matifying, anti-blemishes, moisturizing, lengthening, bending, densifying, volumator, anti-grooves, anti-pack, anti-transfer, radiance, sweat resistance, cleanser

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

  • durability
  • hiding power
  • eye lashes length / density / curvature / diameter
  • water or sweat resistance
  • reflected light
  • straightening effect
  • moisturizing
  • radiance / mattness
  • volume

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • grain
  • brightness
  • skin radiance
  • application ease
  • life quality questionnaire (self esteem)

NAILS

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

cream, serum, fluid, cuticle products, nail varnish, polish remover, base coat for nails, mechanical or electric devices

EFFECTS

moisturizing, nourishing, restructuring, repairing, invigorating, protector, improves growing speed, hiding, quickly dries, long-lasting

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

  • growth speed
  • grooves
  • quality
  • hardness
  • moisturizing
  • varnish resistance
  • drying speed
  • reflected light
  • thickness
  • drying time

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • quality
  • radiance
  • varnish ease of application
  • products’ odor

SKIN

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

cream, serum, fluid, gel, mask, scrub, patch, roll-on, face brush, shaving cream, mechanical or electric devices

EFFECTS

moisturizing, non-drying, nourishing, improves the skin barrier, firming, restructuring, astringent, repairing, foam dressing, soothing, sebum-control, scrubbing, anti-couperose, anti-itching, anti-stretch marks, anti-pouch, concealers, anti-stain, anti-pollution, refreshing / heating, tissue oxygenizing, depigmentation / lightening, anti-fatigue / destressing

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

  • moisturization
  • firmness
  • translucency
  • cell renewal
  • pollution / free-radicals / irritations protection
  • restructuring
  • soothing
  • sebum rate /pH
  • blackheads / inflammation / pimples / stretch marks number and size
  • hemoglobin concentration
  • stain, ring, radiance, melanin intensity
  • skin temperature

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • skin radiance
  • complexion homogeneity / color / brightness
  • skin softness
  • comparison with another product

SOLAR

TOPICS / PRODUCTS

creams, oils, lip-sticks and solar sprays along with make-ups claiming  a solar protection, self tanners, soothing milks

EFFECTS

SPF*:

  • water,
  • sweat,
  • towel rubs
  • sand rubs

resistance

sun tan preparation, acceleration and prolonging,

soothing, self-tanning

anti-free radical, anti-aging

infrared protection

INSTRUMENTAL MEASUREMENTS

Display mandatory tests

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  • reducing the redness /inflammation
  • color increase

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • scores
  • application ease
  • grain

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COMPULSARY TESTS ACCORDING TO THE PRODUCTS' COMMERCIALIZATION AREAS

  • United States
  • Europe, Mercosur and ASEAN zone
  • Australia

Determining the Solar Protection Factor

in vivo according to 2011 FDA Monography

Evaluating the critical wave length

in vitro and called Broadspectrum

Determining the Solar Protection Factor

in vivo according to the ISO 24444 standard

Determining the UVA protection index

in vivo according to the ISO 24442 or the JCIA standard

OR

in vitro according to the ISO 24443 standard

Evaluating the critical wave length

in vitro with pre-irradiation according to the Colipa 2011 standard

Determining the Solar Protection Factor

in vivo according to the AS/NZ2604:2012 standard identical to the ISO 24444 standard (except for determining the water resistance)

Determining the UVA protection index

in vitro according to the ISO24443:2011 standard

 

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