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Safety and Efficacy Studies

Inovapotek, Lda

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Clinical Research / Clinical Trials

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Cosmetics including toiletries, skin care and sunscreen products can cause adverse skin reactions. Each new raw material, active ingredient and cosmetic product should be submitted to thorough safety assessment. Also, claims substantiation is crucial, not only to fulfil with regulatory requirements, but also to enhance the value of a given cosmetic product or ingredient. Inovapotek offers a wide range of standard and customized tests of safety and efficacy.

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www.inovapotek.com

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Last edited on

2017-06-22 12:42:58

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Safety Studies

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

Cosmetics including toiletries, skin care and sunscreen products can cause adverse skin reactions. Each new raw material, active ingredient and cosmetic product should be submitted to thorough safety assessment. To accomplish this need, inovapotek provides the following safety evaluation tests: - Acute cutaneous irritation test - Cumulative cutaneous irritation test - Sensitization test (HRIPT) - Compatibility test - Tolerance test - Ocular irritation test (HET CAM) - Single ocular instillation study with ophthalmologic control - Non-acnegenicity & non-comedogenicity test - Stinging test - Stinging test in damaged skin - Photosensitization test Inovapotek’s tests may include: - Clinical control (dermatologic, gynecologic and/or ophthalmologic control); - Scoring of skin reactions (e.g. ICDRG allergenicity evaluation scale); - Objective biometric measurements, such as TransEpidermal Water Loss or skin colour evaluation; - Subjective evaluation by the volunteers, through evaluation questionnaires. Besides our standard tests we can also develop customized protocols to accomplish our clients’ needs.

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Efficacy testing – Skin care

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

Nowadays claims substantiation is crucial, not only to fulfil with regulatory requirements, but also to enhance the value of a given cosmetic product or ingredient, or even of an entire product range, to gain consumer confidence and to ensure sales’ success in a competitive market. Inovapotek offers a wide range of standard and customized tests for the in vivo efficacy evaluation of cosmetic products and active ingredients: - Anti-wrinkles - Rejuvenating - Anti-ageing - Firming - Homogeneity of skin complexion - Depigmenting/Whitening - Dark spots decrease - Anti-redness - Anti-puffiness - Anti-dark circles - Pore size reduction - Moisturizing - Smoothing - Desquamation reduction - Sebum/oiliness reduction - Cleansing - Anti-acne - Skin barrier protection - Skin barrier regeneration - Self-tanning - Slimming - Anti-cellulite.

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