Welcome to Santi Skin Labs
Consumer Research and Claims Substantiation
Product Testing
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Welcome to Santi Skin Labs
Our clients are people like you
Come on in to see for yourself
Our clients are people like you
We work hard so you don’t have to
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ABOUT US

Consumer Research and Product Testing

Santi Skin Labs is a consumer research organisation specialising in skin care from our dedicated facilities in South Kensington, London. We carry out research, establish protocols and do substantiation studies for product launches and submission to regulatory authorities. Our solutions are designed to cover every aspect of a product launch from consumer research to product testing and claims substantiation. We collect and assimilate data intelligence to create a winning strategy.

  • Consumer Research.
  • Product Testing.
  • Claims Substantiation.

OUR PROCESS

A Typical Research Project
Brief Development, Research & Analysis
25%
Product Testing and Documentation
60%
Statistical Analysis and Reporting
15%
Santi Team Makeup
Directors
50%
Researchers
40%
Admin Staff
10%

SERVICES

Performance and Product Optimisation

We help you evaluate the clinical efficacy of your products. But also assist in optimising product design for a successful product launch.

Claims Substantiation

Claims for products and their benefits serve a useful purpose in informing consumers and enabling a positive decision making process.  In making claims, regulations demand proof. We provide claims substantiation services including:

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Consumer Perception Studies

We carry out consumer perception studies assessing how,for example, brand colours or product design affect consumer behaviour.

Product Efficacy Claims

Anti-ageing

Visible skins of skin ageing include sagging (elasticity), wrinkles (rhytids), erythema (redness), dyspigmentation (brown discolorations), solar elastosis (yellowing) and poor texture. Many products are designed and developed to help minimise these types of skin ageing consequences.

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Before and after photography

Our studies usually incorporate photography providing our clients with marketing collateral including before and after photography.

Consumer testimonials

We provide with consumer testimonials to aid marketing and pr campaigns

Branding and product design

Our in-house specialists can develop brands and product designs for products especially in the retail cosmetics market segment. Designs are created with a view to reaching a particular market segment and retail arena from clinics, spas or supermarkets with considerations such as shelving size and vantage points on aisles affecting product design.

SANTI SKIN LABS

1.Santi Skin Labs

Cosmetic and Consumer Research

2.About Us

Santi Skin Labs is a consumer research organisationspecialising in skin care from our dedicated facilities in South Kensington, London. We carry out research, establish protocols and do substantiation studies for product launches and submission to regulatory authorities. Our solutions are designed to cover every aspect of a product launch from consumer research to product testing and claims substantiation. We collect and assimilate data intelligence to create a winning strategy.

Our dedicated facilities incorporates an in-house medispa enabling real data collection with access to a database of 7,000 consumers from a varied age and ethnic background.

3. Why Santi Skin Labs?

-Access to state of the art testing equipment
-Professional expertise
-Bespoke study designs

4.Claims Substantiation

Claims for products and their benefits serve a useful purpose in informing consumers and enabling a positive decision making process. In making claims, regulations demand proof. We provide claims substantiation services including:
Allergy Tested
Dermatologically Tested/Approved
Hypoallergenic
Non-Sensitive
Ophthalmologically Tested
Paediatric Tested/Approved
Podiatrist Tested
Trichologist Approved
We use state of the art instrumentation to ensure an objective analysis, expertly trained assessors for optimum clinical assessments, and study protocols designed to be free from data collection bias.

5.Consumer Perception Studies

We carry out consumer perception studies assessing how,for example, brand colours or product design affect consumer behaviour.

6.Product Efficacy Claims

Anti-ageing
Visible skins of skin ageing include sagging (elasticity), wrinkles (rhytids), erythema (redness), dyspigmentation (brown discolorations), solar elastosis (yellowing) and poor texture. Many products are designed and developed to help minimise these types of skin ageing consequences.

Anti-aging creams, many containing free radicals, anti-oxidants or AHAs are predominantly moisturiser based cosmeceutical skin care products marketed with the assurance of making the consumers skin look younger.
Do you have an “anti-ageing” product that you believe will reduce visible wrinkles, expression lines, blemishes, pigmentation changes, discolourations and/or other environmentally (sun) related conditions of the skin?
Let Santi help you to ensure that the claims made regarding your product can be supported.
We utilise state of the art imaging systems such as VisioFace™, Vectra3D™, Hirox Digital Microscope™ and Ultrasound to enable us to analyse changes in volume, perform skin tone comparisons, identify and analyses wrinkles, spots and acne, perform 3D model rendering for analysis and quantify changes. Profilometry can be performed using a Courage &Khazaka Skin-Visiometer® SV600 device.
Through discussion and consultation, we can develop a study protocol totally suited to your individual needs and requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Moisturisation
Moisturisers affect the appearance of skin by doing three things — fighting dryness, balancing skin tone and improving skin texture. Moisturising products achieve these goals by helping the skin absorb water and by filling in the spaces between skin cells to replace lost moisture
Moisturisers can claim to make skin look younger, healthier, brighter and more even. They might promise to minimize pores or to firm, tighten and tone skin. Some even claim to fight wrinkles or reduce sun damage. We can help substantiate moisturising claims such as:
24h Replenishing Moisturiser
Hydration
Moisturisation
Revitalise and nourish the skin
All of our Moisturisation studies are performed in environmentally controlled conditions – 45% humidity and 20°C, in a panel consisting of approximately 20 volunteers. They are performed for a specified time period e.g. 12h, 24h or 48h depending on the requirements of the Sponsor.
Typically, we would evaluate the moisturising potential of products (with an untreated control site) over the specified time period with instrumentation measurements taken at predetermined time points as follows:
A single-centre, within subject comparison study would be performed in a population of 20 female subjects with very dry skin. Recruited subjects will be asked to perform a wash-out phase 3 days prior to study commencement. They will be asked not to apply any moisturisers or use moisturising products on the legs during this wash-out phase.
Baseline (0h) Corneometer® measurements will be taken on sites demarcated on the lower legs. Test Material(s) will then be applied to the lower leg by test personnel. There will be one untreated control site. Subjects will have further Corneometer measurements taken at pre-determined assessment times (30 min, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12h… etc.) post treatment.
The primary endpoints for analyses are the percentage change from pre-treatment to each of the post-treatment time points for Corneometer® measurements for each of the test materials. To calculate the percentage change for the Corneometer, the mean of the measurements at each time point will be used.
We can offer bespoke study design and protocols to support claims or match any specific marketing requirements.

Our expert team are here to discuss your specific needs, assist you with study method selection and guide you through the appropriate regulatory requirements.

Firmness
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Acne treatments
There are two goals for the treatment of acne/spots; to reduce the number of inflamed spots in order to prevent skin scarring and psychological distress and to prevent new spots from forming. To achieve this, treatments aim to:
Reduce inflammation
Reduce sebum production
Reduce the proliferation of skin cells
Reduce levels of bacteria
The treatments used depend on the severity of the acne.
Santi can offer you a range of studies to evaluate your product including:
Comedogenicity
Sebum Reduction
Acne Mark Reduction
Minimises Pores
Reduces Blackheads
Acne Tolerance
We offer a comprehensive consultancy service including Dermatologists, Microbiologists, Statisticians/Analysts, etc. to assist with the conduct of your study.

All research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ethically and with quality control second to none. Trust Santi to help you identify the appropriate study to support claims, meet legal requirements and to help you to achieve your commercial objectives.
Contact us to discuss your requirements further.

7.Before and after photography

Our studies usually incorporate photography providing our clients with marketing collateral including before and after photography.

8.Consumer testimonials
9.Branding and product design

Our in-house specialists can develop brands and product designs for products especially in the retail cosmetics market segment. Designs are created with a view to reaching a particular market segment and retail arena from clinics, spas or supermarkets with considerations such as shelving size and vantage points on aisles affecting product design.

10.Performance and Product Optimisation

We help you evaluate the clinical efficacy of your products. But also assist in optimising product design for a successful product launch.

11.Specialists

We assist our customers at every stage of their product development cycle: from product testing, claims substantiation, statistical analysis, market and consumer research. We ensure that your route to market is as smooth as possible allowing you to focus time and budget on other critical matters to reach a successful outcome.
Chiropodist
Dentist
Dermatologists
Gynaecologist
Microbiologists
Ophthalmologists
Paediatric Dermatologist
Podiatrist
Statisticians/Analysts
Trichologist
Product Design
Product photography
Branding
Psycholingustician
World Class consumer research

MEET THE TEAM

Tariq Karim

DIRECTOR

With over 14 years’ experience in the aesthetic industry primarily focusing on laser technologies, Tariq is highly involved in the field of laser and light therapies to treat skin conditions such as acne vulgaris, pigmentation, sun damage, stretch marks and scarring. Tariq is also a product specialist on cosmeceuticals.

Steve Baker

RESEARCH ANALYST

With over 15 years in research, product analysis, study design and protocols Steve drives the design stage of our studies.

Prof Gennaro Selvaggi

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Prof. Gennaro Selvaggi, a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, qualified cum laude, at the Catholic University in Rome. A recipient of several international prizes, Dr. Selvaggi completed Aesthetic Fellowships in London and Dallas, Cranio-facial Fellowship in Gothenburg, Sweden, and achieved a PhD at the University of Ghent, Belgium.

CONTACT US

If you have a project you would like to discuss,
get in touch with us.

Santi Skin Labs
33 Thurloe Street
London
SW7 2LQ

020 7584 7000
info@santiskinlabs.com

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