Hair Care

We perform scientific, high-quality evaluations in support of claims on all hair-care products, including dietary supplements: hair loss prevention, anti-dandruff, anti-sebum, anti-itch, compatibility and tolerance. In addition: conditioning, curl and color retention, volume, shine are just some of the tests ISPE offers.

Hair Care Test and 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
Patch Test
Does not induce sensitization. Hypoallergenic. Without common allergens. Dermatologically tested
Repeated application testDermatologically tested
Het-Cam TestWell tolerated by mucous membranes




SebometryFor oily/combination skin.
For oily hair.
Sebum normalizing. Matifying

Anti dandruff efficacyReduces dandruff.
Hygiene of hair with dandruff
Hair strengthening efficacyHelps in the prevention of hair loss.
Strengthens weakened hair. Fortifying
Anti hair loss (phototrichogram)Helps in the prevention of hair loss

Sensory Evaluation



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