A one of a kind company in the Western Cape, IECAS Cosmetic Research offers members of the public the opportunity to test products, such as moisturisers, cleansers, toners, sun tan lotions, lip balms and more.
The testing process is a friendly and easy one. Subjects are asked to come in and have a pre-selection visit, as IECAS has to ensure that its subjects are healthy enough for the cosmetic study.
If they fit the criteria which is requested by the client, they are placed on a study and given dates to come in to IEC. When they arrive the subject is then seen by a Dermatologist and given the product and a questionnaire.
After using the product for between 4 and 12 weeks, depending on clients request, the subject returns to IEC with the completed questionnaire and finished product to see the Dermatologist again. As an added bonus, all subjects receive their travel reimbursement within three weeks from completion of the study.
IEC South Africa renders many services to its international clients, who require testing on all skin types in the world. IEC South Africa is one of eight subsidiaries and the IEC head office is in Lyon, France.
IEC has ISO 901:2008 certification, all studies are approved by an Independent Ethics Committee and all ingredients are in accordance with cosmetic regulations.