As a leader in the field, we have established a panel of experts specialized in the characterization of textures - cosmetic products and topical pharmaceutical formulations. They can accurately assess the physical and sensorial properties of any product and translate these impressions into objective data, regardless of whether they are evaluating our own formulas or any other product on the market.
The role of sensory analysis
As sensory impression plays an important role in the in the consumer's purchase behavior for personal care products or in the patient's adherence to a pharmaceutical treatment, it is essential to be able to identify and describe the sensory properties of a product.
Sensory analysis is a scientific discipline used to measure, analyze, and interpret the characteristics of a product as they are perceived by the five senses. It makes it possible to obtain a full sensory profile of a given product.
Sensory analysis at Gattefossé
Gattefossé attaches great importance to the sensorial evaluation of its products and formulations and has been developing its expertise in sensory analysis since 1996. Gattefossé created its own group of trained panelists, composed of a dozen experts, using analytical methods to sensorially characterize the products with precision and reproducibility. They can accurately assess the physical and sensorial properties of any product and translate these impressions into objective data.
The products are evaluated following specific steps and criteria. It starts with a visual evaluation, before measuring the behavior of the product at first touch, then during application and finally, after absorption.
3 steps to evaluate the products:
Our sensory database has been constantly enriched over the course of twenty years and spans over 400 formulations to help us best respond to all customer requests.