Services for Cosmetic Products

Preclinical Bioassays for Functional Skin Care Products

In the same manner in which food affects the human body cosmetics can also add great nutritional value as their nutrients and properties are absorbed through the skin. A range of proprietary biological analyses are critical to help determining the quality and health functions of cosmetic products and ingredients. Major preclinical investigations we provide for cosmetic and skincare industries are:

  • Antioxidant Function
    • ORAC 6.0 (replacing ORAC 5.0) Skin Care: total antioxidant analysis 
    • Skin Cell Antioxidant Analysis (SCAA): cellular investigation 
  • Skin Brightening
    • Cellular melanin (age spot) inhibition
    • Enzymatic tyrosinase inhibition
  • UV Protection: UV Protection Assay  Investigates the protection function of a test material on human skin cells or 3D skin models under UV (UVA and UVB) radiation.
  • Anti-inflammatory Function
    • Nrf2 activation: Investigates the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidation potential of a test compound by monitoring its effect on Nrf2/ARE activation
    • Interleukin inhibition: Investigates the anti-inflammatory potential of a test compound by monitoring its effect on inhibition of interleukins (IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, etc) production in human skin cells
    • NFkB inhibition: Investigates the anti-inflammatory potential of a test compound by monitoring its effect on the inhibition of NFkB production in human skin cells