Investigational Plant-Based Topical Cream for Skin Enhancement

About The Study

People Science is conducting a study to better understand the safety, tolerability and effects on skin appearance of 2 different investigational plant-based topical creams  on individuals with eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis). Working closely with you as a study participant from the comfort of your home, our goal is to collect data related to your skin and eczema symptoms through simple online surveys, photographs and the use of a wrist-worn device that measures scratching while you sleep. The results of this study will allow researchers to understand if this plant-based cream is safe and tolerable and if it improves skin appearance. 

After signing up, you will take a short online questionnaire to find out whether you qualify for the study. After qualification, you will complete brief online surveys about your medical history and medications and you will take photos of your skin using your smartphone. You will also answer daily online surveys while applying the study cream twice a day. The data you provide will be made anonymous, and the analyzed results will be shared with you and the research scientists.

Why Participate?

  • Upon enrolling, the cosmetic study cream will be shipped to your home at no cost.
  • You will receive a $300 gift card upon completing the study. 
  • You will be contributing valuable information that may benefit people in the future.

What is the Product?

  • There are two topical creams that will be used in the study. Both creams are made from naturally occurring ingredients found in plants.
  • You will receive either one of the two study products or a placebo.
  • You also have the option to participate in a 4-week study extension where you can continue to use one of the cosmetic study creams with active ingredient at no additional cost.

Who Can Participate?

  • All genders 18-65 years old living in the United States
  • Have self-reported mild to moderate atopic dermatitis
  • Have moderate to severe itch symptoms from atopic dermatitis
  • Own and use a smartphone
  • Willing to wear a wrist-worn device while you sleep 

What Can I Expect?

  • Complete study activities over the course of 10 weeks, with the option to participate in a study extension for an additional 4 weeks
  • Use the study cream for a total of 4 weeks
  • Take photographs of your skin with atopic dermatitis lesions using your smartphone
  • Wear a wrist-worn device while you sleep
  • Complete brief daily surveys about your itch and other atopic dermatitis symptoms

Who is People Science?

People Science is a technology-enabled clinical research company that brings communities together to see what alternative medicines work best for you. People Science tests good ideas by supporting research with the people that care about those ideas.

What is Chloe?

CHLOE stands for Consumer Health Learning and Organizing Ecosystem and it is a research tool for study participants. It is designed by People Science to connect people with trusted scientists in an effort to explore the potential benefits and uses of alternative and natural medicines.  

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