Facial Residue Test | USP

Facial Residue Test

How to demonstrate the effectiveness of a cleansing product?

USP Solutions’ Facial Residue Test is a reliable test which appeals to your consumer’s senses – enabling them to touch and feel your brand, thus emotionally engaging them.

Many facial cleansers leave residue behind which can clog pores and lead to blemishes. The Facial Residue Tests white surface displays all residue on facial skin by pressing the whole test area of the test strip onto the facial skin for 3 to 5 seconds. Within seconds the residue test will show how effective your cleanser has worked – even better than any competitive product.

When consumer learn about the effectiveness of your cleansing product, they experience an “A-ha” moment. This special moment of learning and emotion is also referred to as “Beauty Moment of Truth”. The Facial Residue Test therefore creates an engaging consumer experience, whilst proving the effectiveness of your product – both are essential when it comes to brand trust and brand loyalty.

Activation Channels:
  • POS, Magazine Insert, Sampling,
    In-Pack/On-Pack, Direct Sales, Sampling, Catalog Insert, Sales Training, Beauty Professionals
Sales Channels:

Our solution - How it works

Watch this video to see the tool in action

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Facial Residue Test - Step 3 - Press test strip onto skin | USP Solutions


Moderately press test strip 1 onto skin for 3 – 5 seconds to make dirt visible

Facial Residue Test - Step 2 - Clean skin | USP Solutions


Cleanse your face. Let face dry, do not apply moisturizer or make-up.

Facial Residue Test - Step 3 - Press test strip onto skin | USP Solutions


Moderately press test strip 2 onto skin for 3 – 5 seconds.

Facial Residue Test - Step 4 - View test area | USP Solutions


View test area to visualize perfect cleansing result.

Customize your product

We can easily customize the Facial Residue Test and adjust size, shape, material, printing effects and more – so the tool perfectly reflects the uniqueness of your brand.


The test strips are a good tool to start a conversation with customers!

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