Skin Study

Ongoing Study

We are investigating if a Krill Oil supplement can reduce Trans-Epidermal Water-Loss (TEWL), change skin hydration & firmness, in addition to improving omega-3 levels

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be aged between 20-50
  • Diet must be low in shellfish & fatty fish*
  • Have a TEWL of between 10-24.9 g/m2/h (we will measure his free of charge in our clinic)


  • Taking a krill oil supplement daily, for 12 weeks
  • Attend 4 visits to our clinic in Blackpool

The loss of water from the skin is a natural process, however, if the outer layer of our skin is not working correctly, too much water loss can occur, which results in skin that feels, dry, flaky and tight. 

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to change the structure of the skin which may help limit water loss and aid in skin barrier function and hydration. 

This study hopes to limit this water loss, improve hydration & elasticity, in addition to increasing omega-3 levels through daily supplementation of the krill oil supplement.

Please do not participate in this study if you have a known seafood allergy or intolerance.
Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding are ineligible

*Fatty Fish include Anchovies, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, whitefish.

Please click the button below to complete the Pre-screening Questionnaire to help us determine your eligibility for the trial.

Study visits take place in Atlantia Food Trials HQ in Heron House Offices, 1st Floor, Blackpool Retail Park, Cork.
All participants will receive reimbursement of €350 upon completion of the study.

For further information:
+353 (0)21 430 7442