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Efficacy Testing

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Eurofins supports you by proving the efficiency of your cosmetic product using a wide range of complementary methods.


  • In vitro efficacy tests (often carried out on raw materials) can be correlated to clinical studies
  • Clinical efficacy tests with intervention of scientific experts (medical doctors) and specialists such as hairdressers, beauticians, etc.)
  • Efficacy tests on volunteers using instrumental methods


  • Facial skincare: Hydrating, anti-ageing, matifying, firming, whitening
  • Hair care: Shampoos, conditioners, hair colours, anti-dandruff, hair gel
  • Body care: Firming, lifting, slimming, anti-cellulite
  • Toiletries: Shower products, soaps, bath products, shaving products, deodorants, toothpaste
  • Make-up: Lip stick, foundation, eye shadow, mascara, nail polish, etc.
  • Perfumes and essential oils
  • Suncare products

How we find solutions:

  • R&D team exclusively dedicated to develop safety tests
  • Dynamic acting regulatory affairs departments that are able to advise you with respect to Cosmetics regulation, always up-to-date
  • Quality assurance guaranteeing reliability, reproducibility, and traceability of results (e.g. ISO-9001 version 2008, compliance with GLP and GCP, site agreement)
  • Biggest clinical capacities in Europe (Bordeaux (France), Aix-en-Provence (France), Barcelona (Spain), Roma (Italy), Bucharest (Romania)
  • Data base of more than 12,000 active volunteers registered for clinical testing and 17,000 consumers for consumers tests
  • Team of specialists (dermatologists, dentists, gynaecologists, ophtalmologists, paediatrician, etc.) participating in carrying out studies under optimum safety conditions in accordance with actual legal regulations
  • Highly qualified team consistent of biostatisticians, specialised technicians, coiffeurs, beauticians as well as study managers
  • High-tech equipment such as:
    • AEVA HE system
    • Dermatop HE system
    • Photo station Visia-CR
    • Image analysis software: Colorskin (color reference)
    • Image analysis software: Kalliste
    • Colorimeter
    • Corneometer - Dsquam applicator
    • Cutometer
    • Sebumeter
    • Skin pH meter
    • Tewameter
    • Solar simulators
    • Hair salon
    • Nikon digital camera and Canfield Epiflash adapter
    • Clinical evaluation table
    • Rooms with standardized lights

Your industry is our focus


For a competitive quotation and expert advice, please contact:


Tel. +33 4 42 39 78 08


Tel. +34 93 4033 720


Tel. +49 40 570 104 220

UK & Ireland

Tel. +44 7887 455 192