Contact us:


Clinical Evaluations Performed

Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Determinations:

          - Static (No water immersion)

          - 40 or 80 Minute Water Resistant           

          - Extended Waterproof – 2 Hour, 4 Hour, 8 Hour

          - Immediate Water Resistant

SPF Testing is conducted in compliance with the regulatory requirements set forth by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) Final Rule 2011, or the International Sun Protection Factor Method, May 2006 and the COLIPA Guidelines for Evaluating Water Resistance, Dec. 2005, or the ISO 24444:2010 Test Method, or the Australian/New Zealand Standard, AS/NZS 2604:2012, with the test method utilized as requested by the study sponsor.  All SPF tests are graded on a blind basis, i.e., the identity of the test product or projected SPF value is not known by the grader, thus the test results are completely objective.

UVA Protection Factor (UVA-PF) Determination:

           - Static (No water immersion)

           - 40 or 80 Minute Water Resistant

UVA In-Vivo testing is conducted by means of persistent pigment darkening in accordance with the regulatory requirements set for by the Japan Cosmetic Industry Association, JCIA, Measurement Standards for UVA Protection, 1999 or the ISO 24442, In-Vivo determination of sunscreen UVA protection, ISO24442:2011(E).

Efficacy/Claim Substantiation Studies:

          Migration (Sweat resistant)

          - Moisturization

          - Self Tanning

          - Specialized Claims Testing

          - Consumer In-Use Focus and Panel Group Marketing Studies

Efficacy studies involve instrumental measurements and clinical assessment.  Highly sophisticated dermal evaluation devices are maintained to extend the laboratory’s capabilities into the area of human clinical evaluations.  All studies are conducted in a monitored and controlled environment by trained and skilled technicians.