Evaluation of a Skin Treatment Product
determine if the use of a skin treatment product helps in the lightening
of age spots.
40-70 years of age
Start within 2 weeks of receipt of samples
Draft report issued within 4 weeks after completion
individual containers with enough product to last for 4 weeks
(Minolta) measurement for pigment
Clinical assessment of pigment
A specific age spot on the hand/forearm of each qualified subject
are marked as the test site. Baseline measurements are made using
a Minolta Chromameter®. A trained evaluator also assesses the
test age spot according to a coloration scale.
Subjects are then given the product to use at home, diaries to record
the date and time of product application and significant comments,
and instructions for use.
After 2, 4, and 8 weeks of use, subjects return for follow-up evaluations.
Subjects respond to a brief questionnaire at the final visit.
Results will be statistically analyzed.