Sun Protection

In the field of Sun Protection Measurement, ISPE is considered one of the most experienced and trustworthy laboratory in the world. We perform UVA – UVB tests, on volunteers or in-vitro, in accordance with the most recent international methods. Our equipment includes two spas for the assessment of water resistance.

Sun Protection Test and Claim

Tolerability

Test

Claim

Skin irritation potential evaluation through 48-hour Patch Test:
- occlusive
- open
- fabric products
Dermatologically tested
Hypoallergenicity forecast test thorough 72-hours patch test:
- occlusive
- open
- fabric products
Hypoallergenic. Without common allergens. Dermatologically tested
ComedogenicityNon comedogenic
Repeated Wash TestRespects the skin barrier. Mild. For sensitive skin. Frequent use
Tolerability under medical supervision (Dermatologist, Ophthalmologist)Dermatologically tested. Ophthalmologically tested. Good skin tolerability/compatibility. Non irritant
Fotopatch TestDoes not induce photoirritation
Repeated-Insult
Patch Test
Does not induce sensitization. Hypoallergenic. Without common allergens. Dermatologically tested
Repeated application testDermatologically tested
Het-Cam TestWell tolerated by mucous membranes

Efficacy

Test

Claim

Sun Protection Factor (FDA)Sun protection factor xx
(SPF value – FDA method)
Sun Protection Factor ISO 24444:2010Sun protection Factor (SPF)
Sun Protection Factor ISO 24444:2010 on wet skinSun protection Factor (SPF) on wet skin
Sun Protection Factor ISO 24444:2010
and WR (COLIPA 2005)
Water resistant sun protection (SPF WR)
Sun Protection Factor ISO 24444:2010
and VERY WR (COLIPA 2005)
Very water resistant sun protection (SPF VWR)
Evaluation of the "sand-repellent" propertiesSand-repellent
SPF in-vitroScreening SPF
In-vitro SPF evaluation and measurement of UVA:UVB RATIO
(Diffey-Robson + Boots Star Rating System 2011)
xx stars UVA protection according to the Boots Star Rating System 2011, screening SPF
PhotostabilityPhotostable
UVAPF and critical wavelength
in vitro ISO 24443:2012
Determination of UVA Protection Factor
and critical wavelength
In-vitro evaluation of sweat-resistanceSweat-resistant
In-vitro abrasion testAbrasion-resistant
In-vitro evaluation of the sand-resistant propertiesSand-resistant

Sensory Evaluation

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Qualitative or Quantitative Sensory Analysis performed by panel of expert assessors

  • Identification of the main sensory performances


  • Sensory profile


  • Monitoring of competitors' products


  • Comparative tests over specific features or sensory performances


  • Analysis of the differences perception


  • Evaluation of the sensation intensity


  • Substantiation of marketing's expectations


  • Development of new formulas


  • Assessment of shelf-life and PAO


  • Homogeneity among different batches


  • Stability analysis


  • Analysis of correlation between sensory perceptions and instrumental evaluations




Subjective evaluation of consumers

  • Evaluation of the efficacy pleasantness, performances and intention of purchase


  • Comparative studies about competitors'products

In vitro

Test

Claim

Evaluation of the enzymatic activity (collagenase, elastase and hyaluronidase enzyme)
Evaluation of the DNA protectionProtect DNA.
Evaluation of the antioxidant activityAntioxidant.
Evaluation of the detox efficacy on human fibroblastsDetox.
Citotoxicity ealution (NRU or MTT test)
Evaluation of the skin irritation on a 3D modelNot irritant.
Phototoxicity evaluationNot phototoxic.
Evaluation of the pro-sensitization effectNot sensitizing.
Anti-pollution evaluationAnti-pollution.
Anti-pollution evaluation of cleansing wipes (previously used in vivo)Anti-pollution.
Evaluation of the "sand-repellent" propertiesSand-repellent.
SPF in-vitroScreening SPF.
In-vitro SPF evaluation and measurement of UVA:UVB RATIO (Diffey-Robson + Boots Star Rating System 2011)xx stars UVA protection according to the Boots Star Rating System 2011, screening SPF.
PhotostabilityPhotostable.
UVAPF and critical wavelength in-vitro ISO 24443:2012Determination of UVA Protection Factor and critical wavelength
In-vitro evaluation of sweat-resistanceSweat-resistant.
In-vitro abrasion testAbrasion-resistant.
In-vitro evaluation of the sand-resistant propertiesSand-resistant.