The C+K devices are worldwide used as standard instruments in efficacy testing and claim support of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, raw materials, househol/personal care products, detergents as well as food and food supplements.
The devices are eays and quickly to use, thus perfectly suitable to study the product properties on the skin in each phase of the development process.
The extrenal testing laboratories/CROs all over the globe use the C+K equipment to perform final product tests for documentation.
Basic Probes Systems – MPA, MDD, Wireless
Create your own measurement device exactly according to your needs
The C+K probe devices are modular and can be put together according to your needs. They consists of a basic device and the probes. Choose a basic device meeting your requirements: with display, only connectable to software or even wireless to transmit the measurement values directly into software. Select the measurement parameters you need for your work. Together, the basic device and the probes will form your individual measurement center.
The World's Most Popular Skin Hydration Measurement Instrument
For more than 30 years the Corneometer® has provided the worldwide most used method to reproducibly and accurately determine the hydration level of the skin surface (stratum corneum). This is documented by the numerous scientific literature in which the terms "corneometry" and skin hydration measurements are inseparable. The accuracy of other hydration measurement instrumentation on the market is always assessed against the standard of the Corneometer®.
For more than 30 years the Sebumeter® has provided the worldwide most used method to reproducibly and accurately determine the sebum level of the skin surface, as well as on scalp and hair. This is documented by the numerous mentions in scientific literature in which the terms "sebumetry" and sebum measurements are inseparable.
Transepidermal Waterloss and Skin Barrier Function
The Tewameter® TM 300 with its “open chamber” principle is the worldwide most accepted measuring device for the assessment of the Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL). This is an indispensable parameter for the evaluation of the water barrier function of the skin and a basic measurement in all kinds of applications. Even the slightest damage in the skin water barrier can be determined at an early stage. Several hundreds of international scientific studies demonstrate its importance in research for dermatology and cosmetic/household products.
The World's Most Established Elasticity Measurement by Suction
For more than 30 years elasticity measurements with the Cutometer® have been recognized as standard in cosmetology and have been used to support the latest discoveries in this field. Due to its precision and ease of use compared to other elasticity measurement methods, the Cutometer® is mentioned in most studies on this subject worldwide.
The measurement of gloss is very important in the efficacy testing of skin care, hair care and decorative cosmetics (lipsticks, make-up, etc.). Skin and hair are supposed to show a natural, luminous gloss without appearing oily.
Ultra-Small TEWL Measurement Probe for Special Skin Sites
With its exceptional small measuring chamber (only 2 mm Ø), the Tewameter® TM Nano allows to measure the Transepidermal Waterloss (TEWL) in g/h/m² on small, or difficult to reach sites, e.g. nails, scalp with hair, lips, etc.
Skin Topography Directly Measured with the Multi-Talent
The Visioscan® VC 98 is a unique UVA-light video camera with high resolution to study the skin surface directly. The SELS® parameters (Surface Evaluation of the Living Skin) have been developed especially for this camera and are used in numerous studies. The images show the structure of the skin and the level of dryness very impressively. The camera can be used on pigmented spots and lesions and on hair. With its multi-functional software, the Visioscan® VC 20plus is a very flexible system to characterize skin surface condition easily, accurately and very economically. It had been used on board of the International Space Station ISS for several years.
Assessing the Skin Macro Relief by Replica and Oblique Lighting
The Visioline® VL 650 is the ideal and economic instrument to objectively analyze the deeper lines and macro wrinkles such as "crow's feet". It is a further development of the renowned Quantirides® system.
The Sebufix® F 16 is a special foil absorbing the sebum of the skin surface due to its micro pores and showing them as spots in different sizes. When mounted on the Visioscan® camera, the qualitative sebum production can uniquely be monitored in real time.
Corneofix® F 20 is a special adhesive tape collecting corneocytes (flakes of dead cells). The number, size and thickness of the corneocytes indicate the desquamation/hydration level of the stratum corneum. When mounted on the Visioscan® camera, the desquamation can be evaluated by its software.
The Visiopor® PP 34 camera uses a specific UV-light to visualize the fluorescing acne lesions of an area of minimum 8 x 6.4 mm. The orange-red fluorescence indicates the presence of Propionibacterium acnes bacteria within clinically non-evident (follicular impactions and microcomedones) and clinically evident lesions (comedones, papules and pustules).
Novel Method to Measure Viscoelasticity & Anistropy
Measurement of skin displacement during circular suction/relaxation by video (optical flow). The CutiScan offers a new dimension of looking at the mechanical properties of the skin (viscoelasticity & anisotropy).
High Resolution Standardized Full Face Photography for Treatment Documentation
The VisioFace® RD and its software have been developed together with our partners in France at Monaderm to take highest resolution full face photos under standardized conditions for the documentation of treatments and studies. It is focused on simple organisation of the photos and detailed comparisons.
Unique Device to Look at Hydration Distribution and Texture Properties
Capacitance imaging, based on the renowned L'Oreal SkinChip®*. The sensor gives graphical information on the near surface hydration distribution and the micro-topography of skin and other tissues (textiles, plants, etc.).
An Interesting Approach to Collect Efficacy Data of Products in the Real Consumer Environment
This small, easy to handle, low weight, battery-operated device is an interesting, extremely cost effective approach for efficacy testing and claim support. It features the worldwide acknowledged Corneometer® CM 825 to measure skin hydration for use as a „home test" to be sent to the volunteers. Hydration tests with the Corneometer® are standard in efficacy tests of the cosmetic industry.
Combining Sensory Analysis with Objective Measurement Methods
The consumer's subjective evaluation of products is taken very seriously by the cosmetic industry and is part of almost every efficacy testing. Questions and answers result in a sensory product profile. Experience, taste, attitude, social background, culture and moods of the consumers contribute to the sensory analysis.
22 MHz ultrasound is an interesting tool to measure skin thickness and density in vivo with plenty of different applications. The Ultrascan UC 22 is OEM made especially for C+K and our customers to complete the product range of skin testing parameters with an extremely economic, easy to handle and absolutely accurate ultrasound device for cosmetic research.