Why choose Cutest

Product Claims Testing

Moisturisation, Surface Texture or Micro-Topography, Skin Colour, Barrier Function, Skin Surface Oiliness, Skin Surface pH, Anti-Aging Studies, Nutritional Supplements, Eye Studies.

Skin Tolerance Testing

Irritancy Tests, Sensitisation, Photo-Toxicity, Photo Allergy, Sensory Irritation, User/Consumer Studies

Bespoke Service

At Cutest we offer a number of bespoke services and excel in producing customised test to suit our client’s needs. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.


By taking part in studies at Cutest you are helping to improve the skin care products currently available and helping the development of new ones.

About us

Cutest has over 30 years experience in producing, designing and executing superior dermatological and ophthalmological testing for cosmetics, toiletries, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and food supplements. Projects are tailored to meet each client’s particular project requirements with customer service, quality and scientific excellence always being our priority.

To enable our clients to accelerate the development of their products and deliver the benefits to a wider market base more quickly. Our business is based upon three core values.

Scientific Excellence: We are dedicated to ensuring all dermatological studies are performed to the highest possible scientific standards.

Customer Service: We see our customers as individuals and endeavour to deliver a flexible service that best satisfies their particular project requirements and overall business goals.

Commitment to Quality: Processes are continuously internally audited and updated driving streamlined performances and stronger results for clients.

At Cutest we are fully accredited by the BSI for ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management systems and are committed to maintaining and improving our procedures to ensure all aspects of the business run to the highest possible standards.

Our comprehensive and detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are regularly audited and updated so we can function in the most efficient and streamlined manner, whilst achieving maximum quality and scientific excellence.

Cutest’s experienced study staff conduct all studies to the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Cutest Systems Ltd,
Pendragon House,
Caxton Place,
Cardiff. CF23 8XE.

Tel: (+44) 029 2062 5686.

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Recent news & events
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  • TGSE Forum London 7th July

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