Why was this paper written?

Clinical testing requirements for personal care products (skin cleansers, moisturizers, skin treatment products, shampoos, soaps, etc.) are very different from most other products in the U.S. consumer marketplace. These differences dictate the way in which claim substantiation testing of personal care products is carried out. Since personal care products fall in to a different classification than drug products, the testing of personal care products are not required to comply with the same standards and protocols used in drug product testing. However, many of the basic tenets of drug product testing are employed. The purpose of this paper is to discuss many of the aspects of the testing of personal care products.

Clinical Testing of Personal Care Products.
Authors: Roberts RL, Greene JA.
The Chemist, 1999. Nov/Dec: 23-26.PDF Manuscript: The Chemist, 1999.