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In-vitro studies

Always on the safe side

Key Step in Cosmetic Products Development

In vitro tests play a fundamental role in developing a cosmetic. The term in vitro (Latin for “in glass”) is used to denote studies of biological process under artificial conditions, outside the living organism. Accordingly, tests of cosmetic materials and final products are performed on isolated skin cells.

In vitro tests allow impact evaluation of cosmetic materials and finished product on cells. They may also help in discriminating the effects of each cosmetic component.

Skin cells in in vitro cultures are used to assess impact of stress factors (e.g. UV or free radicals) on cells structure. In vitro tests include studies of cosmetics materials’ cytotoxicity, evaluation of the level of synthesis and cell activity of enzymatic proteins, effects of growth agents and various types of compounds ultimately influencing the skin aging processes.

  • Biodegradability
  • Ecotoxicity: Water Organisms
  • Ecotoxicity: Marin Organisms
  • Ecotoxicity: Terrestrial Organisms
  • Eye irritation
  • Assessment of epidermises / Epithelia irritation using in vitro reconstructed epidermises / Epithelia
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Innate Immunity and Skin Inflammation
  • Lipid Metabolism / Lipolysis
  • Aging & Oxidative Stress, Loss of Tension & Elasticity
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