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AMA Laboratories, Inc. is an independent commercial cosmetic testing facility that specializes in evaluating SPF values of sunscreen products; safety testing to determine irritation and comedogenicity of topical products; skin studies such as wrinkle evaluation, moisturization, elasticity, and friction; beauty salon analysis on nails and hair; antiperspirant studies; consumer research; and claims substantiation.
SPF and Photobiology Testing AMA Laboratories, Inc. AMA Laboratories specializes in SPF testing to determine the relative UV protection factor that a given product may provide. AMA conducts Static, Water Resistant, UVA & UVB testing that comply with the requirements of all global regulatory agencies. AMA o...view more AMA Laboratories specializes in SPF testing to determine the relative UV protection factor that a given product may provide. AMA conducts Static, Water Resistant, UVA & UVB testing that comply with the requirements of all global regulatory agencies. AMA offers fully compliant SPF testing with solar simulators that meet or exceed worldwide standards. The following major standards for testing are offered, and additional revisions and custom protocol can be developed upon request including but not limited to abrasion, sweat resistant, extended water resistant, and fully individualized parameters as well. view less
Safety Testing AMA Laboratories, Inc. A critical concern for every company producing or marketing a product is safety. AMA Laboratories Inc. provides an entire range of laboratory procedures specifically designed to determine and range the safety of your products. Safety data is derived fro...view more A critical concern for every company producing or marketing a product is safety. AMA Laboratories Inc. provides an entire range of laboratory procedures specifically designed to determine and range the safety of your products. Safety data is derived from in-vivo sample testing on 50-200 subject panels to develop valuable information related to contact irritation and sensitization. Some of the more common testing parameters and routine protocol include: patch tests, phototoxicity and photomaximization. view less
Consumer Research Studies AMA Laboratories, Inc. Consumer research is an important part of marketing research where the behaviors of a target consumer are identified through direct observation.  This is accomplished by examining motivations, preferences, and the buying behaviors of that targeted consume...view more Consumer research is an important part of marketing research where the behaviors of a target consumer are identified through direct observation.  This is accomplished by examining motivations, preferences, and the buying behaviors of that targeted consumer.  Knowing your consumer will help in the successful launch of your product/s into the market.  AMA Laboratories, INC. offers our own, most unique, Panel and Focus Group facility. The test area contains an ample conference room that can be viewed through a two-way mirror affording the client an opportunity to immediately view the consumers' reactions and comments. This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video recording equipment and is available for conducting all types of consumer research, from simple questionnaires to "one-on-one" interviews, as well as the viewing and analyzing of television commercials. view less
Claims Substantiation AMA Laboratories, Inc. AMA Laboratories, INC. can analyze your product and isolate its unique attributes to create claims and demonstrations, which will distinguish it from other products. This is a time tested, proven method of establishing your products' superiority and offer...view more AMA Laboratories, INC. can analyze your product and isolate its unique attributes to create claims and demonstrations, which will distinguish it from other products. This is a time tested, proven method of establishing your products' superiority and offering the consumer advantages over the competition. Also available to you at AMA are consultants who are experienced in preparing claims for approval by television networks and regulatory agencies. Scriptwriters and regulatory editors are readily available for your convenience. view less
Special Studies AMA Laboratories, Inc. In addition to our core set of services, AMA is also equipped to handle a multitude of different studies and applications, such as moisture retention by electroconductivity, exclusive panels, skin care treatment studies, foot care treatment product panels...view more In addition to our core set of services, AMA is also equipped to handle a multitude of different studies and applications, such as moisture retention by electroconductivity, exclusive panels, skin care treatment studies, foot care treatment product panels, baby product evaluation, bioavailability/bioequivalence, and dental health products. view less
Antiperspirant Studies AMA Laboratories, Inc. AMA Laboratories, Inc. offers clients the use of our new temperature and humidity control chamber capable of conducting large panel antiperspirant studies. The study used features such as antiperspirant double blind crossover, antiperspirant screens, anti...view more AMA Laboratories, Inc. offers clients the use of our new temperature and humidity control chamber capable of conducting large panel antiperspirant studies. The study used features such as antiperspirant double blind crossover, antiperspirant screens, antiperspirant efficacy, and sponsor supplied placebo control. There is a calibrated and maintained controlled environment walk-in chamber where 20 subjects were comfortably accommodated, with an RH range 20-95%, and a temperature range of 20-60°C, or 68-140°F. The study was capable of accurately reproducing a wide range of atmospheric conditions for antiperspirant, deodorant, sweat resistant, facial sting, etc. studies conducted to client specifications. view less