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Study on Chemist Confession's Double Play by Citruslabs

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Chemist Confessions

Chemist Confessions is the brainchild of two skincare formulation chemists who met while working for an international beauty conglomerate. United by their frustrations with the beauty industry, they created a skincare science blog, which later evolved into an educational platform and skincare line. Their mission is to empower consumers with accessible science education, making skin science fun and approachable, and to provide user-friendly skincare solutions that address gaps in the industry.

What is the Double Play skincare product?

Double Play has been dermatologist-approved for use as a face and eye anti-aging cream. The chemists formulated a gentle, stabilized 0.3% encapsulated retinol bolstered with 2% haloxyl peptide complex to tackle wrinkles, pigmentation, and dark circle concerns.

How was Double Play tested?

Double Play was tested over 12 weeks, with the first two offering a skin-acclimation period. The remaining 10 weeks invovled participants using the product every night. Visual imaging, mesurements, and analysis were taken at baseline, six weeks, and twelve weeks.

How Long Should a Clinical Trial Be?

Clinical research timelines depend on the nature of the study design, the brand's goals, and the product itself. Longer study timelines may be useful in products such as skincare formulas that take months of consistent use to yield observable effects. Quicker research designs may be the right fit for superfood supplements that target short-term concerns such as digestion immediately after a meal.

Benefits of Clinical Research for Chemist Confessions and Other Brands

Using a more intensive clinical research design for skincare products allows brands to highlight the scientific validity of their formulas. Chemist Confessions' 12 week design is a great example of a skincare brand supporting their product claims with clinical evidence.

Study results for Chemist Confession's Double Play

Chemist Confessions

In a 12-week blinded clinical study with 35 women, Double Play significantly improved 4 major areas of skin concern: overall pigmentation, wrinkles, crow's feet, and dark circles.

About Citruslabs

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Citruslabs’ mission is to provide robust, affordable clinical trials for your brand. We are setting new standards for creating research-backed product claims for supplements, skincare products, devices, CBD products, health foods, and superfoods.

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