• ISPE’s Seal, evidence of your quality!

    QUALITY FIRST! ISPE has always aimed at high quality, reliable evaluations. We guarantee state-of-the-art services, updated with the changing needs of the cosmetic market and supported by the best existing technologies. The ISPE team ISPE, made up of skilled engineers, is available at all times in order to offer tailor-made consultancy for development of specific […]

  • New ISPE publication: Quantitative Analysis through Phototrichogram Technique of an Italian Population suffering from Androgenic Alopecia

    In this study, the values of some hair basal parameters, collected during several clinical studies involving a total of 254 subjects with androgenic alopecia were analyzed. Subjects’ values were grouped by age and gender, and the differences between groups were examined. The density values and the percentages of anagen and telogen hair were considered. Furthermore, […]

  • Atopic skin?

    More and more people are suffering from allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis or asthma. Many adults went through dermatitis in early childhood. People often have very dry face or body skin (xerosis). People frequently show also intolerance to textiles (e.g. wool). Those who have some or all these characteristics could have atopic skin and, as a consequence, […]

  • New ISPE test: in vitro evaluation of anti pollution efficacy

    The epidermis provides a barrier not only to numerous pathogens, but also to environmental damages caused by air pollution. Several substances of proven toxicity such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are known air pollutants. The most studied of these substances is benzo[a]pyrene. This pollutant is easily absorbed and is rapidly distributed to the tissues, where it […]


    IN-VITRO SUN PROTECTION FACTOR EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT OF UVA:UVB RATIO (DIFFEY AND ROBSON METHOD + THE BOOTS STAR RATING SYSTEM 2011 Revision) The method provides: – mean absorbance spectrum and mean SPF value; – mean UVA and UVB transmittance; – UVA/UVB ratios pre- and post-exposure; – Star Category according to The Boots Star Rating System; […]


    Visit us at Cosmetorium, October 3-4 2017, stand 96. Cosmetorium is taking place at Barcelona Palau de Congressos (Congress Centre) located inside the Montjuïc exhibition centre. To learn more click here


    Researchers at Binghamton University of New York developed an innovative coating made out of DNA, thin and transparent, to apply on the skin. What’s the aim? This coating makes the skin hydrated and protected from the damaging UV rays, as reported on the Scientific Reports. These coatings provide a shield for the skin and their […]

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  • ISPE Publication: “A Sense of Sensory Analysis: Testing for the Non-test Expert”

    Our most recent scientific publication is related to sensory analysis, used to evaluate the sensorial profile of products and their capability to induce visual, tactile, olfactory, auditory and taste perceptions. The cosmetic industry is well-aware of the importance of offering products to consumers with a sensory profile that matches their expectations. Sensory analysis can adequately […]


    Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin is overproduced and accumulated in some skin areas resulting in unaesthetic dark spots of several shape and size. Sun exposure is the number one cause of hyperpigmentation, as it’s sunlight that triggers the production of melanin in the first place. For this reason, the hyperpigmentation appears mainly on body parts that […]