Cosmetic & Beauty Product Testing

Cosmetic & Beauty Product Testing

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) offers comprehensive in-vitro and clinical cosmetic testing capabilities. BSLI performs human clinical evaluations performed for safety, efficacy and claims support of cosmetics, raw materials, toiletries, personal care, household and dermal OTC's. We specialize in customized studies to support product claims from moisturization, anti-aging, antiperspirant and acne to specialized scar, cellulite, esthetic and eyelash studies. Our Skin Technology Center offers a broad spectrum of clinical testing services for evaluating in-use safety of products by means of standard, validated protocols. Our clinical experts can also design custom protocols to support specific needs and claims. The high elevation and year-round low humidity of Bozeman, Montana provides an excellent environment for specialized skin studies. 

Cosmetic Safety Testing: In-Vitro Safety Testing
  • Ocular Irritation & Corrosion
  • Dermal Irritation & Corrosion
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Esophageal Irritation
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Percutaneous Absorption Testing
  • Testing Methods Available: Human & Synthetic Tissue Models
  Tissue Models

  • EpiDerm
  • EpiOcular
  • EpiOral
  • EpiAirway
  • EpiVaginal

  • VitroSkin
  • MelanoDerm
  • BCOP
Clinical Safety
  • In-Use Product Testing
  • Sensory Irritation
  • Acute Irritation
  • Sensitization
  • Acute Irritation Test (24, 48 hr Patch Test)
  • Cumulative Irritation Test (7-,14- & 21-Day)
  • Photosensitization
  • Phototoxicity
  • Photoallergy
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Facial Sting
  • Comedogenicity
  • Pediatric/Diaper Rash

In-Vitro Laboratory

Scientists in our In-Vitro testing labs are well trained on ASTM, AATCC, AOAC, CLSI, and EN standard methods. The efficacy testing services of this laboratory include MIC/MBC, biofilm prevention and removal, time-kill kinetics, clean room disinfectant validation, zone of inhibition and custom efficacy studies for disinfectants, antimicrobials and other products requiring EPA registrations and FDA 510(k) submissions. Studies in…

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Clinical Laboratory

Our start-to-finish solution for clinical trials begins with understanding our client’s end goals for the study and aiding them in the study design.  Throughout the project we remain in on-going contact with our sponsors to ensure that the project is managed with the best interest of the client in mind.  

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ASTM- E1053

Standard Test Method to Assess Virucidal Activity of Chemicals Intended for Disinfection of Inanimate, Non-porous Environmental Surfaces

This test method is used to evaluate the virucidal efficacy of liquid, aerosol, or trigger-spray microbicides intended for use on inanimate, nonporous environmental surfaces.

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Dermal OECD 431

In-Vitro Skin Corrosion: Human Skin Model Test

The test described in this Test Guideline allows the identification of corrosive chemical substances and mixtures and it enables the identification of non-corrosive substances and mixtures when supported by a weight of evidence determination using other existing information. The test protocol may…

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Dermal OECD 439

In-Vitro Skin Irritation: Reconstructed Human Epidermis Test Method

This Test Guideline describes an in-vitro procedure that may be used for the hazard identification of irritant chemicals. It is based on reconstructed human epidermis (RhE), which in its overall design closely mimics the biochemical and physiological properties of the upper parts…

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Antimicrobial Preservative Efficacy Testing

Antimicrobial Effectiveness Tests, or Preservative Effectiveness Tests, are performed to determine the efficacy of the antimicrobial preservatives added to many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products to…
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General Irritation Testing

The Skin Technology Center performs studies of the irritancy potential of topical antimicrobial products by means of multiple applications (15 or more) of a product…
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Cumulative Irritation Evaluations

BioScience Laboratories Skin Technology Center performs the Human Repeat Insult Patch Test (RIPT) for cumulative skin irritation in accordance with the FDA/CDER Guidance for Industry, Skin Irritation and…
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Moisturization Testing

Assessing your products ability to mosturize the skin is commonly performed at BioScience Laboratories. Using various specialized bioinstrumentation including:TEWL, Corneometer, Mexameter, Visoscan & Skicon, as well…
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Sensitization Testing

BioScience Laboratories performs sensitization testing by the Modified Draize test in accordance with the FDA/CDER Guidence for Industry, Skin Irritation and Sensitization Testing of Generic…
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Dermal Irritation Testing

The EpiDerm™ Skin Model uses a culture of normal human derived epidermal keratinocytes that forms a multi-layered model of the human epidermidis. This model is…
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