Testing Capabilities

  • Moisturization, Skin Hydration, Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL), and Skin Barrier Function Evaluations
  • Skin Elasticity, Extensibility, and Firmness Evaluations
  • Skin Luminosity, Skin Color/Skin Tone, and Skin Color Evenness
  • Skin Topography/Profilometry/Image Analysis
  • Anti-Aging Claims Support
  • Video Microscopy of the Skin and Skin Structures
  • Clinical Photography by Canfield VISIA CR, Canfield Vectra 3D and Professional Digital Photos
  • Cell Turnover/Cell Renewal Claims Support
  • Sebum Output Determinations
  • Exfoliation/Dry Skin Evaluations via D-Squame
  • Skin pH and Skin Temperature Determinations

Photographic Capabilities:

  • VISIA-CR Photography System: The VISIA-CR system captures close-up, high resolution facial photographs. Whether your goal is quantitative analysis, subjective evaluation or both, VISIA-CR delivers excellent, standardized images for visualization of wrinkles and fine lines, skin texture, coloration/evenness, photo damage, vascular features and porphyrins (P. acnes). The system includes the following modalities:
    • Standard Photos
    • Cross-polarized Photos
    • Parallel-polarized Photos
    • UV Photos
  • VAESTRO DATA ANALYSIS: The VAESTRO data analysis software allows for quantitative analysis of facial images taken with the VISIA-CR system. See examples of photos. This quantitative data analysis provides state of the art analytics for extracting data from images for claims substantiation and research applications. The analyzed images are also very resourceful marketing tools. The VAESTRO Image Analysis tool Kit allows the following parameters to be analyzed.
    • Age Spots
    • Brightness
    • Fine lines and Wrinkles
    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Photodamage
    • Pores
    • Porphyrins
    • Redness
    • Skin Texture
  • VECTRA 3D System: The VECTRA 3D system allows for quantitative skin measurements. Advanced image analysis provides state of the art imaging capabilities for claims substantiation and research applications. 3D imaging provides close-up, three dimension views of any area of the body and allows for high resolution surface topographic measurements.

Home - Use Safety Studies:

  • Cosmetics
  • Personal Care Products
  • Dermatological Products


BioScreen's capability for SPF testing includes both static and very water resistant SPF testing according to FDA, International/Colipa, Australia/New Zealand and JCIA methods.


  • Phototoxicity Testing
  • Photoallergy Testing
  • Sunscreen SPF Evaluations
    • Static SPF 0-30+
    • Waterproof 0-30+

Ocular and Periocular Studies

Many of the industry's most innovative and sophisticated test methodologies are conducted in BioScreen's Ophthalmology department. Clinical studies for safety and efficacy are conducted on a diverse array of cosmetics, OTC, and pharmaceutical products. BioScreen specializes in industry standard tests for Ophthalmologic safety, or Ophthalmologist tested claims. Safety claim parameters may include, sensitive skin subjects and/or those that wear contact lenses. Common claims include ‘no-tears' or ‘does not sting eyes' for mild surfactant based products.

Types of Clinical Tests Performed

  • Human Ocular Instillation
  • No Sting/Non-Irritating Claims
  • In-use Ophthalmic Safety Evaluations
  • Ophthalmologist Tested
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