corneometer

Corneometer

The Corneometer® indicates the hydration level of the superficial layers of the skin (stratum corneum) via measurement of skin dielectric properties.

The measurements are performed by the application of a probe to the skin surface. Upon contact, an electric field passes through the stratum corneum and the dielectric constant is obtained.

The value of the dielectric constant (in arbitrary units) is directly proportional to the level of skin hydration.