Clinical Safety Testing

Clinical safety testing & user trials

Childs Farm

At Childs Farm we go the extra mile to give parents and caregivers the very best products for young skin. As firm believers that half measures for kids will not do, all Childs Farm products have undergone rigorous clinical safety testing and user trials to revolutionise bath time for young children, especially those with sensitive skin.

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The protocol that we follow is an international standard to determine the irritation potential of a cosmetic product, this is called a ‘Clinical Patch Test’. The protocol involves applying a patch to the skin containing the product daily for 4 days. At the end of each day the patch is removed, and the skin assessed by an expert for any sign of irritation. The products are tested against both a positive control and negative control to demonstrate the validity of the test.

Our Products

Our Products

All of our products undergo extensive clinical safety testing and controlled, independent home user trials on newborns, children and adults with medically diagnosed eczema to ensure they can be used safely on babies, children and adults with all skin types.

The Childs Farm Family is one of the very few baby, child and adult ranges to do this. In fact, we go above and beyond the rigorous EU guidelines and regulations for the cosmetics and toiletries industry. Undertaking these tests costs a lot of money, but as parents and adults with sensitive skin ourselves, we want to be sure that the products we make can be 100% trusted.

  • This is a managed and controlled test procedure carried out by an international research company so that all results are universally recognised. We use testing experts who follow a standard, industry-approved, scientific protocol. The test takes the form of a 96-hour patch test on a selection of healthy men and women of varying ages, all of whom have may be prone to eczema. Every product has been tested on four different parts of each participant’s body and any adverse reactions recorded.

    The results of the test are then analysed by a dermatologist and a paediatrician. If both these doctors believe the results satisfy their strict criteria, they confirm their approval and we are able to claim the products are:

    • dermatologist approved
    • paediatrician approved
    • clinically tested
    • safe for people who may be prone to eczema.
    • suitable for newborns
    • kind, mild and safe to skin

    If a product doesn’t pass a clinical safety test, we won’t sell it!

  • We also complete user trials on our products to make sure that parents and children enjoy using the products. This means we can give you, our customers, the reassurance of feedback from real parents.

    Parents are asked to use the product over a period of 10 days in place of their normal bathtime product. At the end of the trial period the parents are asked to complete a thorough questionnaire on how they would rate the performance and suitability of the product and what they enjoyed about using the product.

    These results are then thoroughly analysed, allowing us to gather real responses and feedback from potential users of our brand to make sure we are providing  products you can trust.

  • 9/10 Parents who tested Child Farm Baby products said they would recommend them for newborn babies*

    *Results from independent consumer trials with parents babies up to 18months old: Baby Wash, Baby Moisturiser, Baby Shampoo, Nappy Cream, Baby 3 in 1 Swim, Baby Oaty Bubbles and Baby Bedtime Bubbles – panel of 100. Baby Oil – panel of 102

     

    9/10 Parents who tested Childs Farm Baby products said they would recommend them to other parents of young children*

    *Results from a consumer user trial of 100 Young Children with Eczema (medically diagnosed eczema): Baby Moisturiser, Grapefruit & Tea Tree Moisturiser and unfragranced moisturiser

     

    9/10 Parents who tested Child Farm Hair and Body Washes would recommend them to parents of young children*

    *Results from independent consumer trials with parents young children with eczema (medically diagnosed eczema): Hair & Body Wash Sweet Orange, Hair & Body Wash Blackberry & Apple and Hair & Body Wash Watermelon & Organic Pineapple – panel of 100

     

    9/10 Parents who tested Child Farm Bubble Bath would recommend them to parents of young children*
    *Results from independent consumer trials with parents young children with eczema (medically diagnosed eczema): Bubble Bath Organic Raspberry Extract – panel of 117, Bubble Bath Organic Tangerine, Bubble Bath Blueberry & Organic Mango – panel of 100

  • All of our products are formulated to be extremely gentle. They are dermatologist and paediatrician approved for use on children and newborn babies, including those with sensitive skin and safe for people who may be prone to eczema. However, as a common sense precaution, we always recommend a patch test be carried out at least 24 hours prior to first use of any new product. The best places to test are inside the upper arm and behind the ear – don’t patch test on skin that’s already irritated.

    Take a look at our video on the best way to patch test!

The results of the test are then analysed by a dermatologist and a paediatrician. If both these doctors believe the results satisfy their strict criteria, they confirm their approval and we are able to claim the products are:

Just Childs Farm

*Paediatrician approved

*Suitable for newborns

Childs Farm and Farmologie

*Dermatologist Approved

*Suitable for eczema prone skin

*Suitable for dry & sensitive skin

*Dermatologically tested

*Clinically tested

*Kind to skin

*Mild for skin

Our Products

All of our products undergo extensive clinical safety testing and controlled, independent home user trials on newborns, children and adults with medically diagnosed eczema to ensure they can be used safely on babies, children and adults with all skin types.

The Childs Farm Family is one of the very few baby, child and adult ranges to do this. In fact, we go above and beyond the rigorous EU guidelines and regulations for the cosmetics and toiletries industry. Undertaking these tests costs a lot of money, but as parents and adults with sensitive skin ourselves, we want to be sure that the products we make can be 100% trusted.

  • This is a managed and controlled test procedure carried out by an international research company so that all results are universally recognised. We use testing experts who follow a standard, industry-approved, scientific protocol. The test takes the form of a 96-hour patch test on a selection of healthy men and women of varying ages, all of whom have may be prone to eczema. Every product has been tested on four different parts of each participant’s body and any adverse reactions recorded.

    The results of the test are then analysed by a dermatologist and a paediatrician. If both these doctors believe the results satisfy their strict criteria, they confirm their approval and we are able to claim the products are:

    • dermatologist approved
    • paediatrician approved
    • clinically tested
    • safe for people who may be prone to eczema.
    • suitable for newborns
    • kind, mild and safe to skin

    If a product doesn’t pass a clinical safety test, we won’t sell it!

  • This is a 2-week test with at least 100 participants.  We conduct two types of home user trials, one on newborns aged 0-3 months and another on babies aged 0-18 months who have medically diagnosed eczema. The tests are controlled and managed by the same international research team as our clinical safety tests. Parents are given a bottle of one of our products and asked to use it for 2 weeks as part of their baby or child’s normal bathing routine. They are then asked to thoroughly review the product with the research team and the results are analysed. This allows us to gather responses from likely users of our brand and means we can give you, our customers, the reassurance of feedback from real parents that our products are safe to use on your little ones.

  • Our whole range was tested on 100 newborns aged 0-3 months and 100 babies aged 0-18 months with medically diagnosed infantile eczema.

    • 96% of parents said they would recommend the baby range to other parents of young children (aged 0-18 months).
    • 96% of parents would recommend the Childs Farm range to other parents whose baby or child has eczema.
    • 100% of parents said the products in the baby range caused no irritation to their baby’s skin.

    Childs Farm products are dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for use on babies and children with sensitive skin and also safe for people who may be prone to eczema. Childs Farm products are not a treatment for eczema and other medical skin conditions.

  • All of our products are formulated to be extremely gentle. They are dermatologist and paediatrician approved for use on children and newborn babies, including those with sensitive skin and safe for people who may be prone to eczema. However, as a common sense precaution, we always recommend a patch test be carried out at least 24 hours prior to first use of any new product. The best places to test are inside the upper arm and behind the ear – don’t patch test on skin that’s already irritated.

    Take a look at our video on the best way to patch test!

Leaping Bunny

The Leaping Bunny is the most trusted cruelty free certification for non-animal tested cosmetics & personal care products. It is awarded by animal protection organisation Cruelty Free International. The certification for non-animal tested products, and we are pleased to be able to offer this guarantee for our cosmetic and personal care products.

Achieving Leaping Bunny certification shows consumers that we are genuinely committed to producing products without forcing animals to suffer.

  • This is a managed and controlled test procedure carried out by an international research company so that all results are universally recognised. We use testing experts who follow a standard, industry-approved, scientific protocol. The test takes the form of a 96-hour patch test on a selection of healthy men and women of varying ages, all of whom have may be prone to eczema. Every product has been tested on four different parts of each participant’s body and any adverse reactions recorded.

    The results of the test are then analysed by a dermatologist and a paediatrician. If both these doctors believe the results satisfy their strict criteria, they confirm their approval and we are able to claim the products are:

    ✓ dermatologist approved

    ✓ paediatrician approved

    ✓ clinically tested

    ✓ safe for people who may be prone to eczema.

    ✓ suitable for newborns

    ✓ kind, mild and safe to skin

    If a product doesn’t pass a clinical safety test, we won’t sell it!

  • We know that ethical shoppers recognise the Leaping Bunny as the most trusted cruelty free certification for non-animal tested products, and we are pleased to be able to offer this guarantee for our cosmetic & personal care products.

    Achieving Leaping Bunny certification shows consumers that we are genuinely committed to producing products without forcing animals to suffer.

  • To become certified, a company must apply a strict fixed cut-off date, which is an immovable date after which none of its cosmetic products or ingredients have been animal tested, no matter where that testing takes place).

    Each company undergoes independent audits to ensure that they adhere to their animal testing policy and the strict criteria of the Leaping Bunny programme.

  • The Leaping Bunny is the gold standard, international, no-animal-testing certification programme. It requires certified companies to strictly comply with its comprehensive criteria and open their systems to ongoing independent audits to prove what they claim.

    We are aware of no other ‘no animal testing’ scheme that does this and to the same high standard. Many other ‘not tested on animals’ lists are limited in scope and based on no more than simple company assurances.

  • Sadly, 80% of the world’s countries would still permit animal testing for cosmetics. Cruelty Free International is working to achieve a global ban on animal testing everywhere and forever.

    Companies which are Leaping Bunny certified are committed to no animal testing for certified own brand products, no matter where it takes place.

  • Of course, it is essential that the products we use on our faces and bodies are safe, and much progress has been made in establishing alternative non-animal testing methods. Alternative test methods have been validated by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing and have subsequently been included in OECD Testing Guidelines – an international harmonisation body.

    Humane alternatives to animal tests can use simple organisms like bacteria or human tissues and cells as well as sophisticated computer models.

    In addition, lots of ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products have already been shown to be safe, and companies can draw from these.

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Then take a look at our FAQs to discover the answers to our customer’s questions.

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