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Before and after photos in cosmetic trials

One of the characteristics of dermatology is that skin conditions, as well as the effects of skin treatments, are typically apparent to other people. As a result, photography has for decades been a useful tool in dermatology practices. Digital photography is also extremely useful in clinical trials. Digital photographs allow for documentation of assessments conducted…

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R&D Tax Incentive: Use It or Lose It!

Investing in research and development (R&D) is key to increasing innovation, productivity and competitive advantage. It is beneficial for businesses and beneficial for the economy of our country. What is the R&D Tax Incentive? The R&D Tax Incentive provides targeted, generous and easy to access support for eligible R&D activity. The R&D Tax Incentive, which…

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Demodex mites and human skin

Demodex is a genus of tiny parasitic mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals. Around 65 species of demodex are known. Two species living on humans have been identified: demodex folliculorum and demodex brevis. d. folliculorum is found in hair follicles, while d. brevis lives in sebaceous glands connected to hair follicles.…

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Assessing product efficacy in cosmetic trials

These days cosmetic companies are well aware of the role of scientific trials in the successful marketing of their products. Although many cosmetic companies know which claims they wish to make on their products, not many know what processes are involved to test these claims.

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The price of ‘dermatologically tested’ claims

Here is an article about a popular cosmetic product claim. This article explains that there are currently a variety of testing procedure for supporting ‘dermatologically tested’ claims and takes into account some dermatological, scientific and ethical issues that may assist cosmetic companies to understand the implications of such type of testing.

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The science behind Cosmetic Trials

Here is an article featured in the August 2014 issue of The Science of Beauty Magazine about efficacy trials for cosmetic products. This article touches on some basic elements that a scientific cosmetic trial should have in order to have the potential to substantiate efficacy claims. Did you know that apart from a few exceptions,…

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How to get the most out of cosmetic testing

Cosmetic products can be quite diverse and the way they are marketed can be very different as well. Cosmetic testing can allow cosmetic companies to highlight their product’s strengths compared to others.  To be able to achieve that, a cosmetic test needs to be carefully designed to meet its purpose. The main types of studies…

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Cosmetic claims under the radar on Catalyst – ABC

Marketers are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the quality of evidence for claim substantiation is adequate. In the episode featured on the 7th of November 2013 on Catalyst (ABC), Dr Maryanne Demasi talks about the latest cosmetic treatments and investigates the science behind the claims of some over the counter skin care products. Is there…

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