Facial Residue Test | USP

Facial Residue Test

How to demonstrate the effectiveness of a cleansing product?

“How do I know if the claim works?” is a frequently asked question. Consumers become doubtful when it comes to a wide range of skincare products and especially a wide range of different brands.

Deep facial cleansing is playing an essential role in a proper skincare routine. USP has designed a facial residue tool to make your product promotion easier by showing the benefit of using it. Consumers see the product’s power right there and then.

How does it work? Many facial cleansers leave residue behind which can clog pores and lead to blemishes. The Facial Residue Test’s 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.

Beauty Concerns:
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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