Dermatological tests seem to be insufficient for consumers. They expect more accurate / precise evidence confirming the effectiveness of the cosmetic used and the authenticity of the marketing declarations placed on the product.

To meet the expectations of the cosmetics industry, the FLOW Clinical Assessment Institute was established. It consists of doctors, lawyers, chemists - enthusiasts and experts in their industries.

The purpose of the FLOW Clinical Assessment Institute is to:
-> The statement "tested for tolerance" meant that the product was tested, under the supervision of specialists with appropriate scientific qualifications, to examine the tolerance of this product in the target group and that the results of these tests indicate that the product is well tolerated by this group.
-> The statement "tested under medical supervision" indicated that the product was tested under the supervision of specialists with appropriate medical qualifications, such as a medical doctor or dentist.
-> The statement "dermatologically tested" indicated that the product was tested in humans under the supervision of a dermatologist.
-> The statement "clinically tested" related to the expert knowledge, process or conditions under which the study was conducted. "Clinically tested" means that the product has been tested in humans under the supervision of specialists with appropriate medical qualifications or other specialists in accordance with a clinical protocol or clinical setting.

An assessment report will be drawn up and approved to ensure that the test is properly carried out and monitored, and to guarantee its quality.

The clinical evaluation report will contain clear product identification that will allow you to establish a link to a commercially available product. Such report also includes: the purpose, schedule and evaluation protocol, presentation of results and their interpretation, statistical data and signature of the person responsible for clinical evaluation.
A monitoring system is set up for each assessment to ensure compliance with the protocol and operational procedures.
Regardless of the type of assessment, the persons conducting them:
• have the appropriate qualifications;
• have education and experience in the field of the proposed assessment
• demonstrate high ethical standards and professional integrity.
Testing establishments maintain a quality assurance system (standardized operating procedures).


Sylwia Stokowska

I am a long-time leading auditor of ISO 22716, ISO 9001 and IFS HPC, technical expert of the Cosmetics and Household Chemistry Committee at the Polish Committee for Standardization. Lecturer with many years of experience - I conduct open and closed trainings and lectures at postgraduate studies at the University of Lodz "Quality and safety of cosmetic products". I am the author of publications published in industry magazines, among others, "World of the Cosmetics Industry", "Chemistry and Business", "Chemical Quarterly", speaker at the Cosmetics Industry Congresses.
I am a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Wrocław - specialization in biological chemistry. I completed postgraduate studies in the field of:
- Microbiology and hygiene in industry (Lodz University of Technology)
- Use, production and evaluation of cosmetic products (College of Cosmetics and Health Care)
- Safety in the use and management of hazardous substances (University of Lodz)
- Quality Manager (Warsaw School of Economics)