Skinobs, the search platform dedicated to tests providers and relevant methods to support cosmetic active ingredients or finished products claims, has extracted the main trends related to cosmetic claims from the queries that are carried out on its databases.

Clinical tests

As far as clinical tests are concerned, over the last three months of 2020, the most searched topics are related to the following claims:

1. Hydration (45.76%);
2. Skin barrier (10.23%);
3. Slimming (6, 36%);
4. Radiance (5.23%);
5. Anti-wrinkle (3.71%);
6. Smoothing (2.80%);
7 Antipollution and anti-blue light (2.73%);
8. Antioxidant (2.50%).

The most searched clinical tests are bio-metrological tests for the skin, hair and nails (more than 50%). Clinical tests on hair, sensorial performance, tolerance and consumer tests come next, almost in the same proportions while hair-specific biometrological tests come slightly before the others.

Concerning the different types of products, the most sought after clinical tests concern face care products (more than a third), closely followed by tests for hair care products (less than a third), then come: sun care, body care and make-up products (in similar proportions).

Preclinical tests

Eventually, as far as preclinical testing is concerned, the most researched topics are about anti-aging products (1/3); then more or less equally rank hydration, antioxidative effects, and anti-UVA and anti UVB protection.

The singularity of the concept and the volume of data processed, relative to the queries that are carried out on these platforms, legitimates Skinobs to extract the main tests’ market trends,” highlights the company in a release.

Today, the Skinobs’ clinical testing platform enables cosmetic scientists to identify and contact free of charge 116 qualified laboratories to carry out tests (tolerance tests, consumer tests, sensory analysis, efficacy tests on the skin, hair or nails) concerning types of 183 claims, according to 345 different methods. Launched in 2016, the platform registered 3,800 users at the end of 2020.

The preclinical testing platform gathers 113 testing laboratories (504 methods, 42 mechanisms of action) offering different categories of tests (analytical tests, ecotoxicity and biodegradability tests, container-content interaction, safety tests, efficacy tests and UV tests, etc.), for different claims (anti-aging, anti-pollution ...). Launched in June 2020, it had acquired 800 users by the end of December 2020.