ABOUT US

SPECIALISTS IN HUMAN SKIN MICROBIOLOGY

What makes Labskin unique? It’s the way it is constructed! A full-thickness dermis and epidermis allows the production of anti-microbial peptides and naturally produced proteins in the Labskin. This allows the Labskin to support a full skin microbiome on it’s surface, including bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses. At Labskin, we are also able to disrupt this microflora to produce skin models for psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

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Whether the requirements are for rapid, focused analysis or flexible, tailor-made research programmes we can help develop and validate skin care ingredients and products with scientifically proven methods.  

Partnering with Labskin allows you to benefit from expert skin science to accelerate your development cycle. 

Our skin model is a 3D human skin equivalent that incorporates vital biological components to model normal skin function. 

Developed over 15 years with more than 30 scientific journal publications, it is made from young keratinocytes (human skin cells) and adult fibroblasts (metabolically-active, collagen-producing human skin cells). 

“An ideal platform for basic or applied skin research, testing compounds or formulated products for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.”

SERVICES

Our MICROBIOLOGY SERVICES

Our skin microbiology services include: 

  • Antimicrobial profiling of ingredients, prototypes, formulations 
  • Investigation of pro and prebiotic effects on natural microflora 
  • Residual antimicrobial activity after product application 
  • Quantitative microbiology of the skin 
  • Skin microbiology consultancy 

EXPERTISE

Our HIGHLY SKILLED SCIENTISTS

We have a team of highly skilled scientists. We operate in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities with the latest hi-tech equipment. We are dedicated to developing innovative products and helping you conduct validated research, experiments and tests that meet market demand and regulatory requirements. 

UNIQUE

Our HUMAN Skin Model

Labskin is a full thickness human skin equivalent. Incorporating fully-differentiated dermal and epidermal components that functionally models skin, Labskin and the services we offer allows the performance of high quality skin research and tests. 

Labskin offers you a high-quality, convenient, reliable and reproducible living skin model.

APPLICATIONS

COSMECEUTICALS

Naturally present microflora provide a lifelike environment for the study of new ingredients and formulations.

SKIN CARE

Ability to grow bacteria associated with acne, psoriasis and eczema offering a unique treatment test platform. 

HEALTHCARE

Anti-microbial, anti-dandruff and other fungal infection models avoid the high cost of volunteer human clinical trials. 

PERSONAL HYGIENE 

From personal hygiene products to time sensitive toxic shock testing on internal female hygiene products. 

WOUND CARE 

Measuring the effects of healing compounds on surgical or infected wounds.

PHARMACEUTICALS 

From API’s to finished formulations, we can support all stages of the pharmaceutical product life cycle.

LABSKIN CERTIFICATION

Labskin certification validates and confirms to customers they are buying a product that has been tested to bring their skin microbiome back into balance.

New skin care, cosmetic and personal care products are tested on Labskin to show that the product is microbiome friendly, with minimum impact on the skin microbiome. We designed the Labskin Microbiome Friendly seal of approval.

TALK TO A LABSKIN EXPERT TODAY

Ready to start your next project? A member of the Labskin team can tell you more about our unique full-thickness human skin model and validated testing platform.