Measurement of hydration in the stratum corneum with the MoistureMeter and comparison with the Corneometer.


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE MoistureMeter is a novel capacitive device for measuring the hydration of stratum corneum (SC). The capacitor 'plates' are formed by the probe material and the well-conducting epidermal-dermal skin layers, while the dry layer of SC acts as an 'insulator' of the capacitor. Due to this measurement principle, the measurement depth is not… (More)