Eurofins reinvents clinical assessment of cosmetics make-up

22 June 2017


Eurofins’ clinical laboratories, headquartered in France has developed, in partnership with prestigious manufacturers, a wide range of out-of-the-box protocols to measure the performance of make-up. Their experimented project managers develop protocols based on the in-depth interpretation of customers’ needs. Instrumental results are always compared to visual assessments by trained beauticians. Here are some examples of the Eurofins expertise.

Lasting over time is objectively measured with high resolution image analysis. It enables to measure the persistence of colour, shade, gloss, covering power, sharpness of the eyeliner or lip contour, homogeneity of the eye shadow etc.

 Resistance of make-up to environmental conditions is a hot topic in Eurofin’s agenda. Kiss-proof lipsticks; sweat-proof foundation that firmly resists to ambient humidity, sea water, swimming pool water, rain….

Embellishment compiled (image analysis, fringe projection, colorimetry) assessments of lengthening, curving, volumizing, “eye-opening” effects of mascaras, radiance, dark circles, eye puffiness, plumping effects…

Care effects substantiation for make-up cosmetics is a complementary assessment which can included SPF, anti- pollution, eyelashes growth, anti-cold, moisturizing…






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