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Skin Care

The BioScience Laboratories Skin Technology Center offers clinical testing services for both personal and professional skin care products. Standard, validated protocols have been developed to substantiate a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care product claims, as well as claims for prescription and over-the-counter drug products. Additionally, protocols can be custom designed to support specific needs and claims. The high elevation and year-round low humidity of Bozeman, Montana provides an excellent environment for specialized skin studies. The testing we offer includes but is not limited to:

  • Moisturization/Hydration
  • Anti-aging
  • Skin Tone
  • Acne Spot Reduction
  • Lesion Reduction
  • Image Analysis
  • Transepidermal Water Loss (Barrier Properties)
  • In-Use Studies

The Bioinstrumentation equipment used in the skin lab includes:

  • Corneometer: measures moisturization of the stratum corneum layer of the skin using capacitance.
  • Skin pH meter: measures skin pH.
  • Tewameter: measures the TEWL (Trans-epidermal water loss) rate of the skin. The higher the rate, the more damaged the skin.
  • Mexameter: measures redness of the skin.
  • Chroma Meter: measures color on three scales: black white, red green, and blue yellow.
  • Skicon: measures the moisturization content of the stratum corneum level of the skin using high frequency conductance.
  • Sebumeter: measures sebum amounts of the skin or hair.
  • Visia CR: It measures spots, wrinkles, and UV damage.
  • D-Squame – CuDerm: qualitative measurements of skin condition.

Skin Care Services