Client Area

Your product inside out

We formulate, develop and test the product on the inside. Your product is ready for launch on the outside.

Formulation & Development

All services conducted in-house, enabling complete control of the development process. // Creativity and practicality are combined to produce innovative and exciting products in line with your brief and time expectations. // Final formulation includes a complete specification & blueprint for production so you can rest-assured your product will be ready for scale up. // Wealth of industry experience ensures we offer knowledge & guidance beyond the formulation itself, giving you an extra set of eyes for the road ahead.

Cosmetic Product Safety Reports

Large and experienced Technical Compliance team enables ADSL to offer full toxicological reviews, meeting all regulatory bodies and ensuring products and raw materials are correctly analysed to meet the Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) standards. // Raw materials evaluation using in-house NOAEL and SED databases to ensure accurate Margin of Safety calculations with supporting evidence. // Technical and commercial advice to meet artwork compliance regulations, including reliable and up to date knowledge of regulatory changes. // Advice and help for clients to place products on the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) (EC1223/2009).

Microbiological & Laboratory Testing

We are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory offering a range of accredited and non accredited tests. // Formulation analysis to meet all Challenge Testing protocols, including BP, EP, USP and EU Pharmacopeia for confident product launches. // Batch testing for Total Viable Count (TVC) including advice concerning manufacturing plant issues. // Bespoke consultancy to help with preservative choices, warehousing, manufacturing safety and more. This includes plant hygiene inspections to remove any kind of contamination concern. // Compatibility testing which meets accepted protocols and checks for potential changes in appearance, leakage, colour, smell or any other unforeseen issue. // Full stability testing in line with industry recommendations, including interim reports.

Global Compliance & Registration

Help registering as an upstream or downstream user for REACH compliance. // Experienced and proactive global regulatory advice for the EU, FDA, ASEAN, Canada and Oriental markets. Including formulating, labelling, claims and ingredient legislation. // Advice to meet your company's manufacturing requirements, including Risk Assessments and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). These reports enable personnel to deliver products to the market effectively and safely. Organic and Natural Standards - consultancy for all grades of ECOCERT, BDIH, Soil Association, EU Flower or other accreditation. // Fairtrade Standards - an increasingly prevalent and sort-after form of certification, ADSL has a knowledge and understanding which can help you gain Fairtrade accreditation. // An experienced team with many years working in industry can provide consultancy services for certification compliance extending beyond the more universally recognised standards listed above.

User Trials & Claims

User Trial Reports (UTRs) can be a vital aspect of product development and marketing, demonstrating the safety, efficacy and user perception of a product and justifying and enhancing the claims being made. UTRs also offer statistical overviews of results that enable a better understanding of optimum product positioning and likely success // Fundamentally, and within the EU, UTRs form part of addressing Commission Regulation (EU) No 655/2013 which lays down the common criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products. The product must also conform to the requirements under EU Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 Article 10, Annex 10 providing a statement on the safety of the cosmetic product taking into account the intended use of the cosmetic product and the anticipated systemic exposure to individual ingredients in the final formulation // ADSL’s UTR platform has been designed around the need for Clients to have close involvement with the questionnaire design and user trial operation, enabling a real-time view of UTR status and data as well as advanced permissioning controls of colleagues within an organisation. In addition, a dedicated ADSL UTR monitor ensures smooth administration and provides Clients’ assistance at every step of the process.

About ADSL

Formed in 2008, our fully qualified, independent team of Chartered Chemists, Toxicologists, Microbiologists and Regulatory experts specialise in formulation and testing services within the cosmetic and household goods Industry. We are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory offering a range of accredited and non accredited microbiological tests. With our exceptional expertise and complementary skills in manufacturing, process controls, industry regulation, health and safety, marketing, and project management we are with you every step of the way to see your product through to successful market launch. Furthermore, our technical consulting helps many businesses by cost effectively filling gaps in their skills and knowledge base and providing a fresh perspective and strategy on the best way forward. Fundamentally we have the the knowledge and know-how to successfully take your cosmetic product to market. Your product inside out.

Meet the Team

Client testimonials

We have been using the services of ADSL since the beginning of 2013- for safety assessments, dermatological testing and routine microbial analyses. ADSL are our first choice for CPSRs as we value highly the professional but personal service, quick turn around and helpful advice.
Jonathan Clements
Technical Manager, Brodie & Stone International Plc
DCS have worked very closely with Mark Cavanagh at ADSL for many years and are very happy with the quality of service. ADSL offer a reliable and timely service and we are very pleased to continue to use ADSL as our sole supplier of CPSR’s. More recently we have utilised the microbiological challenge service and again have been impressed by the quality and service.
Dr Philip Wright
Head of Technical, DCS Group


Contact Us

Advanced development & safety
laboratories limited

Unit 18 Yalberton Tor Industrial Estate
Alders Way
Devon TQ4 7QN
United Kingdom

Call us on: +44 (0) 1803 520 048
fax: +44 (0) 1803 520 910

email: [email protected]