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Title External preference mapping of commercial antiaging creams based on consumers' responses to a check-all-that-apply question
Source Journal of Sensory Studies, 26, 2, pp. 158-166
Year 2011
Access date 30.04.2013

Due to the increasing demand for antiaging products, cosmetic companies need to count on reliable methodologies for new product development. In this context, the aim of the present work was to determine whether external preference mapping based on consumers' responses to a check-all-that-apply (CATA) question was applicable for studying consumers' preferences for commercial antiaging cosmetic creams. Six commercial antiaging creams were evaluated by a panel of 69 consumers, who were asked to indicate their overall liking and to answer a CATA question. Highly significant differences were found in the frequency in which consumers used 26 out of the 42 terms of the CATA question. The application of external mapping on the samples' configuration from the multiple factor analysis performed on CATA counts enabled a quick identification of regions of maximum liking within the sensory space defined by the evaluated samples and the drivers of liking responsible for consumers' preferences.

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Year of publication2011
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