Personal Healthcare

Skin is the largest organ on the human body, and we cover every part of it! Hill Top Research has unparalleled experience, trained staff, and skilled investigators to initiate your personal healthcare study when and where you need it.

With 70 years of experience, we currently have special populations, investigators, and diverse locations across North America and now in India.

We have aligned with hundreds of companies on product development support and marketing, and have provided claim substantiation in a wide range of product categories. Our experts have consulted on and written many efficacy protocols and have conducted hundreds of studies. The types of studies for both Safety and Efficacy are listed below.

Our independent Quality Assurance team ensures that quality clinical studies are conducted, backed by strong SOPs, training programs, data collection, and data analysis.

Hill Top Research also has in-house recruitment departments at each of its locations. Let Hill Top Research execute your study by successfully recruiting your panel and completing your study efficiently and effectively.

Safety Testing

Hill Top Research is a leader in safety studies for the OTC, cosmetic, and personal healthcare markets.
We have the capabilities to conduct the following studies:
  • Acute irritation (24-hour and 48-hour patch test to assess primary irritation)
  • Cumulative irritation (7-, 14-, and 21-day)
  • Contact sensitization (Human Repeat Insult Patch Test [HRIPT])
  • Phototoxicity
  • Photoallergy
  • Comedogencity
  • Soap chamber (mildness)
  • Safety and use
  • Oral tolerance
  • Ocular irritation
  • Scalp irritation
  • Sunscreen safety

Efficacy Studies

We will customize your efficacy study based on your testing needs. Examples of components we typically incorporate are:
  • Expert graders
  • Physician evaluations
  • Bioinstrumentation/digital photography
  • Consumer questionnaires

The following list outlines the categories of personal health care products that Hill Top Research has conducted:
OTC Products
  • Acne
  • Antiperspirants
  • Cold sores
  • Dandruff/Seborrehic Dermatitis
  • Eye care
  • Foot care
  • Lice
  • Nutritional/Vitamin/Weight Control products
  • Pain
  • Smoking cessation products
  • Taste testing
  • Wound healing

Personal Cleansing/Hygiene
  • Deodorants
  • Liquid & bar soaps/Shampoos
  • Wipes
  • Depilatory/shaving

Baby Care
  • Liquid & bar soaps
  • Shampoos
  • Diapers/Wipes
  • Creams/Lotions
Feminine Care
  • Sanitary (napkins/tampons/liners)
  • Wipes/Washes/Powders
  • Moisturizers/Lubricants

Cosmetics/Beauty Care
  • Ethnic skin
  • Make-Up/Lip/Nail/Hair

  • Cleansing products
  • Moisturizer
  • Shaving products

  • Age spots
  • Cellulite
  • Elasticity
  • Line and wrinkle reduction
  • Photo-damage

  • Body odor/deodorant
  • Foot odor