According to Commission Regulation (EU) No 655/2013 cosmetics and toiletries industry must justify advertised claims and support by adequate and verifiable evidence regardless of the types of evidential support used to substantiate them, including where appropriate expert assessments.
ELINEK can provide the appropriate tests and reports to make your claims a fact by proving their legitimacy, in order to substantiate those all-important claims that appear on your packaging or in your advertisements.
DERMAL PROFILOMETRY "ANTIWRINKLE”
Instrument used: Dermal camera.
Detection of the skin texture at the beginning, middle and end of treatment. The evaluation of the cosmetics is done by comparison between the treated areas with respect to time 0 and an untreated area.
Claims supported: Anti-wrinkle, Anti-ageing ,Wrinkle Defense, Reduces Wrinkles by x% and more.
MOISTURE “LONG TERM” & “SHORT TERM”
Instrument used: corneometer.
Claims supported: Moisturizing, Combats Dehydration, Moisturizes for up to x hours, Improves Skin's Natural Barrier. Immediate moisturisation / Long term hydration of the upper layers of the skin / Persistence of the hydration effect. Skin-protectant / Preserves the skin’s natural hydration.
SEBOMETRIA“LONG TERM” & “SHORT TERM”
Instrument used: Sebumeter
Claims supported: Mattifying / Sebo-regulatory / Anti-sebum effect, Reduces pore size. Substantiates claims for oily skin, and hair.
Instrument used: cutometer. Instrumental measurement of resistance to suction.
The instrument allows evaluating the skin firmness and its variations over time by comparing the treated areas with respect to time 0 and an untreated zone.
Claims supported: Skin toning. Substantiates claims such as: Improves Luminosity, Reduces Uneven Pigmentation, Encourages Even Skin Tone, Reduces Hyperpigmentation, Reduces Appearance of Age Spots.
Instrument used: Elasto-cutometer.
The measurement of skin elasticity is carried out at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of treatment. The evaluation of cosmetics is done by comparing the treated areas with respect to time 0 and can untreated area.
Claims supported: Skin firming / Toning / Elasticity of the skin/ Improves Skin Elasticity.
ORANGE PEEL LOOK or COTTAGE CHEESE SKIN
OBJECTIVE EVALUATIONS : thigh circumference, skinfold, determining body fat and water retention, thermography. (in progress)
SUBJECTIVE EVALUATIONS: Parameters chosen according to the claims. Measurements are performed at the beginning, middle and at the end of treatment.
Claims supported: Prevents fomation of and/or reduce the orange-peel look. Shaping the body, firming the skin, improves body appearance, get rid of orange peel skin.
POWER LIGHTENING EVALUATION
Instrument used: Dermatoscope, Digital Camera.
Test performed by computerized image analysis.
Evaluation of skin color by applying parameters CIELAB (l*a*b*).
CIE L*a*b* (CIELAB) is the most complete color space specified by the International Commission on Illumination (French Commission Internationale de L'éclairage, hence its CIE initialism). It describes all the colors visible to the human eye and was created to serve as a device-independent model to be used as a reference.
Claims supported: Skin Lightening, Substantiates claims for whitening creams.
HAIR CARE STUDIES
PULL TEST Evaluation of the tensile strength of the hair.
ANTIDANDRUFF ACTIVITY Evaluation by computerized image analysis. Detection of the number and average size of the flakes.
Claims supported: Anti-dandruff, Strengthening, increases the strength of bleached hair, provide strength to the hair, gives the hair strength, flexibility, durability.
TOLERABILITY TEST ON SENSITIVE SKIN
Supported claims:Dermatologically tested on sensitive skin, For sensitive skin, Suitable for sensitive skin, or similar.
We underline that the test will be performed in volunteers carefully selected for sensitive skin by objective method and subjective assessment questionnaire.
The test will be performed besides toxicologists and experienced cosmetologists, also by dermatologists of a University Hospital.
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