Cosmetics Testing

Established in 2005, Zurko Research is a CRO specialized in vivo and in vitro testing of the safety and efficacy of cosmetic products.  Our additional lines of business include testing of Medical Devices. We can also provide Regulatory Support if you wish to register your product in the EU or any other part of the world

Our work model is based on four key pillars:

- Designing tailor-made protocols and trials
- Personalized service through fluid communication with our clients
- Maximum quality throughout our work chain
- Fast response, both in executing and sending reports

In order to carry out studies, we have professionals with a proven scientific and technical background, as well as a wide range of clinical specialists (dermatologists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians, gynecologists, stomatologists, dentists, etc.).


Hand in hand with manufacturers

All cosmetic products on the European market are governed by European Union (EU) legislation, specifically by Regulation number 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products.


At a national level, each EU country has its own specific authority for managing and regulating the safety of these types of products. In Spain, we have the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS), the organization that represents Spain in the regulatory and scientific-technical Groups and Committees of the European Council and European Commission with regards to cosmetics.


At Zurko Research we are at the service of manufacturers, committed to the safety and efficacy of their products. We support them with cosmetics regulations and with choosing advertising claims backed by studies carried out in accordance with European Commission guidelines.



Borderline Products

At Zurko Research we also evaluate so-called borderline products. These are products that may be governed by more than one regulation. Apart from the current cosmetics regulation, these also include the regulation of:

- Biocidal products
- Medical devices
- Medications

- and even certain toys

At Zurko Research we help our clients position their products, covering everything from regulatory frameworks to the applicable tests. We also offer personalized advice on product claims. This is all done in compliance with our quality standards and is based on the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).