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firmness, tackiness, spreadability, cohesion

Dry Skin Cream and Skin Cleansers

CVS claims on its skin cleanser and dry skin cream packaging that its products are comparable to the market leader, Pond’s. Using the TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer, we performed four different texture analysis tests on two different types of products, dry skin creams and skin cleaners, to see if the products were, in fact, comparable. These tests included a penetration test with a probe cone, a penetration test with a rounded end probe, a spreadability test, and a soft matter firmness and adhesion test. These tests were designed to investigate the firmness, tackiness and spreadability of the two opposing brands’ dry skin cream and skin cleanser.