The connection between skin and well-being
The dermatological effect, such as an improvement in the skin barrier or an increase in skin firmness, are decisive arguments for the use of skin care products.
Psychophysiological claims, such as an increase in well-being or a reduction in stress, supplement the promise of efficacy of cosmetic products and increase consumers' willingness to buy.
In order to be allowed to claim such effects, proof of efficacy is required, which must be stored in the product information file (Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, Art. 11). For this purpose, the Fraunhofer ISC and Fraunhofer IVV institutes offer a holistic claim-verification service, in which both skin efficacy in in vitro tests and product efficacy in in vivo tests can be investigated.