Even if some functions are fully automated, there is no such thing as an automatic process for best possible results. What counts is always the commitment of the person behind the machine.
Corneometry is a technology that is used to measure the hydration of the outer layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum). As the skin is a dielectric medium, variations in hydration show up through changes in capacity. In order to document the skin’s moisture content, a measuring capacitor is pressed against the skin using constant pressure and the readings evaluated. The narrow diameter of the sensor even allows measurements to be taken on less accessible areas of skin. The corneometer is a fully automatic device. The reading indicates the epidermal hydration level – before and after treatment with cosmetic or pharmaceutical products, for instance. The recordings are always carried out within a constant time frame following the use of the respective product.