Skin Care - Nelson Labs - Bozeman

All pages for the Nelson Labs Bozeman testing services can now be found on our parent company’s website:

1765 South 19th Ave Bozeman, MT    

Skin Care

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.