Testing for wellness claims: Can we prove the feel-good factor?

While there will always be a place for traditional clinical tests demonstrating an ingredient or finished product’s efficacy in reducing the appearance of wrinkles or cellulite, there is increasing pressure on brands and suppliers to support cosmetic claims in the wellness field. But how can we demonstrate that using a certain cosmetic makes you happier?

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