Cell culture testing provides a valuable screening tool with which companies can make informed decisions regarding the performance and impact of their ingredients or products. Measures such as collagen production, wound healing, anti-oxidant and UV protection, cell proliferation, skin barrier efficacy, anti-inflammatory activity and any detrimental impact on skin cells can all be made using cell culture testing. We can also test extracts and final products on 3-D skin cell models, allowing direct application of cosmetic products.
Biochemical assays assessing anti-tyrosinase, anti-elastase and anti-hyaluronidase activity can also be performed. These can allow a company to make a decision on whether a particular ingredient may be suitable or not.