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22 Jan 2015 - Efficacy - Maximise Your Products Potential

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Efficacy testing is vital to ensure your products deliver maximum impact in the market place. It provides evidence to substantiate general or specific claims and gives valuable consumer feedback for marketing and product development. 

We offer tailor designed consumer studies to gather efficacy data for your product using techniques such as user trials, online surveys and state of the art imaging. 

Common Assessments include;
  • Spots and Lesions
  • Skin Colour
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine Lines
  • Pores
  • UV Damage
  • Marks
  • Stain Removal
  • Dental Plaque
We have a number of assessment, treatment and interview rooms, together with a custom designed wash room with deep immersion sinks and showers. We also have a fully equipped hair salon, sensory suite, user studies room and sun room.  

Our Statistical Analysis team will analyse your study data and provide data to substantiate your claims. 

Typical Claims include;
  • Hydrating
  • Clinically Proven
  • Proven
  • Moisturising
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces the signs of ageing
  • Reduces the appearance of spots
  • More even colour
  • Youthful looking skin

To find out more about our efficacy services please visit our website or view our online brochure

To discuss your specific requirements or for more information, please contact Marie Reynolds on +44 (0)131 297 0002, or by email marie.reynolds@albascience.com.
 
  

09 Dec 2014 - Alba Science - Safety Testing

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Safety First

Product Safety is of the utmost importance. We can provide a range of safety services to test and demonstrate the safety of your product.
 
Patch Testing

Patch test are performed on a panel of subjects over typical durations of 24,48,72 or 96 hours and can be assessed by either a trained assessor or a dermatologist. 

Cumulative Irritation Studies are also performed for durations of 7 days, 14 days or 21 days.

Human Repeat Insult Patch Tests (HRIPTs) are performed according to either the Shelanski or Marzulli Maibach methods. 

Patch tests can be performed using Finn Chamber, Webril or FDA patch types.

Safety In-Use Studies

Safety In-Use Tolerance studies are designed to test the tolerance of your product throughout a planned usage regime over a period of time. 

Subjects attend the test centre to assessed by one of our highly experienced skin tolerance assessors.
 
Typical  Evaluations
  • Erythema 
  • Dryness
  • Warm/Burning
  • Itching
  • Other subjective signs
We have a wide range of expert assessors on our team with years of assessment experience. We also have a range of consultants to provide specialist assessments:
  • Dermatologists
  • Paediatricians
  • Gynaecologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Dentists

To discuss your specific requirements or for more information, please contact Marie Reynolds on +44 (0)131 297 0002, or by email marie.reynolds@albascience.com.

 

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01 Dec 2014 - Alba Science - Sun Testing - When The Heat Is On...

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With the highest level of technology and state of the art facilities, Alba Science is able to offer a range of product testing services for products containing SPF ingredients.

ISO 24444 (2010)

ISO 24444:2010 is used for Determination of SPF factors. These studies can be performed according to either the dry or water resistance methods and is used to claim SPF on pack.

ISO 24443 (2012)

ISO 24443:2012 specifies an in vitro procedure to characterise the UVA protection of sunscreen products. This method provides determination of the spectral absorbance characteristics of UVA protection in a reproducible manner. This is used for UVA claims on pack.

Water Resistance

We can offer evaluation of water resistance potential for SPF products in conjunction with the ISO 24444 (2010) method.

A combination of expertise and equipment allows us to perform methods of skin care product testing which yield highly reliable and reproducible results, offering the highest level of assurance to our customers.

Visit the sun page on our website

To discuss your specific requirements or for more information, please contact Marie Reynolds on +44 (0)131 297 0002, or by email marie.reynolds@albascience.com.
  
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05 Nov 2014 - Alba Science - Effective Research

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Alba Science is a leading consumer research organisation with a custom designed facility in the centre of Edinburgh. Our facilities include a number of assessment rooms, a fully equipped hair salon, a purpose built wet area and a dental room. 

Alba Science specialise in designing and conducting consumer tests and are the acknowledged leader in the field. Our main service provisions are:
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • User studies
  • Oral Care
  • Sensory
  • Medical Device
  • Sun
  • Hair
With a wealth of knowledge and experience, assistance can be given at every stage of new product development, from laboratory and consumer testing through to statistical analysis, marketing and claim substantiation, whatever your requirements. 

Alba Science is very proud to be fully accredited to to all 3 main ISO standards.


Alba Science will be attending SCS Formulate at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 11th & 12th Feb. We will be on stand 220. Please get in touch if you would like to book an appointment or pop along and visit us. 

To discuss your specific requirements or for more information please contact Gillian Reid on 0131 556 8175 or gillian.reid@albascience.com 


 
Alba Science is a leading consumer research organisation with a custom designed facility in the centre of Edinburgh. Our facilities include a number of assessment rooms, a fully equipped hair salon, a purpose built wet area and a dental room. 

Alba Science specialise in designing and conducting consumer tests and are the acknowledged leader in the field. Our main service provisions are:
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • User studies
  • Oral Care
  • Sensory
  • Medical Device
  • Sun
  • Hair
With a wealth of knowledge and experience, assistance can be given at every stage of new product development, from laboratory and consumer testing through to statistical analysis, marketing and claim substantiation, whatever your requirements. 

Alba Science is very proud to be fully accredited to to all 3 main ISO standards.


Alba Science will be attending SCS Formulate at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 11th & 12th Feb. We will be on stand 220. Please get in touch if you would like to book an appointment or pop along and visit us. 

To discuss your specific requirements or for more information please contact Gillian Reid on 0131 556 8175 or gillian.reid@albascience.com 


 

24 Jul 2014 - Do You Have A Sun Product That Requires Testing?

Did You Know Alba Science Offers A Range of Sun Testing?

At Alba Science we offer a comprehensive range of In Vitro and In Vivo studies that employ the the latest techonolgy to determine your product’s protection and ensure compliance with COLIPA, FDA and ISO guidelines 

Our Photobiology team have considerable expertise and extensive experience in the testing of products containing sunscreens, reinforced by our commitment to state of the art technology.

This combination of expertise and equipment allows us to perform methods of skin care product testing which yield highly reliable and reproducable results, offering the highest level of assurance to our customers.

Our range of sun testing methods used are:

  • ISO 24443 (2012) Determination of Sunscreen UVA Photoprotection In Vitro
  • UVA Star Rating (Boots) 2008 (Revised) Method
  • EU Guideline Method For UVA In Vitro Determination
  • ISO 24444 Cosmetics - Sun Protection Test Methods - In Vivo Determination Of The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) - 2010
  • ISO 24442 COSMETICS - Sun Protection Test Methods - In Vivo Determination Of Sunscreen UVA Protection (UVAPF) - 2011
  • COLIPA - Guidelines for Evaluating Sun Product Water Resistance 2005

Alba Science’s Sun services include but are not limited to:

SUNCREAM TESTING – UVA and UVB
COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING SUNSCREENS
WATER RESISTANCE TESTING
AFTER SUN EVALUATION
SUN CREAM - TRANSPARENCY AND TEXTURE

For more information or to discuss a study, please get in contact by calling +44 (0)131 557 2066 or email enquiries@albascience.com.

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