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Safety and Efficacy Studies

Inovapotek, Lda

Service Centre category(ies)

Clinical Research / Clinical Trials

Description of the Service Centre

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.

Service Centre web address

www.inovapotek.com

Contact person's name

Ana Patrícia Neto

Contact person's e-mail

patricia.neto@inovapotek.com

Contact person's telephone

351220301531

Last edited on

2018-01-03 16:57:36

Services

Service

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.

Service

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.

Equipments

Equipment

Antera 3D, Miravex

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the skin colour, volume of skin depressions and skin roughness.

Equipment

Camera DSC W170 Super Steady Shot, 10.1 megapixels, Sony

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment takes high definition pictures.

Equipment

Camera DSC-HX400V Sony Fdig, 20.4 megapixels, Sony

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment takes high definition pictures.

Equipment

Colorimeter® CL 400, Courage-Khazaka

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the skin colour.

Equipment

pH-Meter HI 98109, HANNA Instruments

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the skin pH.

Equipment

Tewameter® TM 300, Courage-Khazaka

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures transepidermal water loss.

Equipment

Visioface® 1000 D, Courage-Khazaka

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment takes high definition pictures of the face.

Equipment

AGE Reader, Diagnoptis

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment assesses the skin aging, based on the measurement of advanced glycation endproducts which increase with the skin aging.

Equipment

Corneometer® CM 825, Courage-Khazaka

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the skin hydration.

Equipment

Cutometer® SEM 575, Courage-Khazaka

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures skin firmness and skin elasticity.

Equipment

gen2-SCA Confocal Raman system , RiverD International B.V.

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment quantifies the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF), urea, ceramides, lactic acid and cholesterol in the skin and measures the stratum corneum thickness.

Equipment

Glossymeter® GL 200, Courage-Khazaka

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the gloss on skin, lips and hair.

Equipment

Measuring tape, Seca

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures morphometric evaluation of body perimeters.

Equipment

Multiphoton Tomography, JenLab GmbH

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment allows to obtain images of the stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum and stratum basale, to assess the configuration and thickness of the epidermis layer and the quantification of the intradermal distribution of water, lipids, proteins, elastin, melanin, keratin and collagen.

Equipment

PRIMOSlite, Canfield Scientific, Inc.

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, skin smoothness, wounds and scars.

Equipment

Sebumeter® SM 815, Courage-Khazaka

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the sebum level of the skin surface, scalp and hair.

Equipment

Thermal Imaging Camera Flir E60 (FLIR-E64501), FLIR

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the skin temperature.

Equipment

Vivascope, Mavig (confocal microscope)

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment allows the imaging of the basal pigmentation and melanin density quantification, the imaging of the reticular network at the dermis level, the quantification of the integrity of the collagen and elastin fibres, the measurement of the epidermis thickness and the imaging of the skin hydration level.

Equipment

Stadiometer, Seca

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the height.

Equipment

Skinfoldmeter, Moretti

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the skin folds.

Equipment

Analyser TA.XT.PLUS, Stable Micro Systems

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the hardness, fracturability, adhesiveness, gel strength and extensibility.

Equipment

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC-60, Software TA-60 WS, Shimadzu) Tex

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment allows thermal analysis of materials.

Equipment

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC-60, Software TA-60 WS, Shimadzu) Tex

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment allows thermal analysis of materials.

Equipment

Trichoscan® Smart, Tricholog GmbH & Datinf GmbH

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment measures the hair growth parameters such as hair density, hair diameter or hair growth rate.

Equipment

Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HDR-CX220, Sony

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

This equipment records video.

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