INNOVATIVE FORMULATION TECHNOLOGIES

The success of a hair care formulation in today’s competitive marketplace depends on fulfilling customer’s wishes in general and the label claims made in specific. Consequent and consistent performance testing during development of new hair care products is a key element.

In vitro testing for hair care

Hair analysis by REM and DSC
Hair color stability by L*a*b*
Hair moisture, gloss and diameter analysis by non-contact-laser-measurement

In vivo testing

Sensory evaluation and practicability testing in certified test salons with real clients
Market assessment and usability predictions

Care About - Science

Carea About GmbH
Care About offers professional services for hair care product development.
Whether you need thorough chemical and physical analysis of your existing formula or a market assessment with real clients in the daily routine in one of our certified test salons – Care About is a strong partner.

Some of our Services in Detail

Sensory evaluation – sebum and ph-measurements
 

Sensory evaluation – sebum and ph-measurements

Sensory evaluation by half head tests Classic half head tests performed by skilled personnel can yield multiple parameters depending on the performance requirements.
Differential scanning calorimetry
 

Differential scanning calorimetry

Differential scanning calorimetry – DSC – to evaluate re- and destructure-effects of hair. By determinig the melting curve of hair up to pyrolysis, we can draw conclusions about re- or destructuring effects of hair, given by treatments or environmental influences. This method can be performed as Standard-DSC or HP-DSC. In...
Thermogravimetry
 

Thermogravimetry

Thermogravimetry allows us to measure the water-loss of hair. For example: blow-drying- or flat-ironing procedures can be evaluated and measured over time. This method, in vitro, is an important addition to the analytic processing of hair-moisturising effects.
Microscopy
 

Microscopy

Microscopic visualization of hair-surface effects is an important tool for assessing the structural effects on hair.
Analysing Dandruff
 

Analysing Dandruff

Analysing dandruff accurately is an important subject in research of hair care products and their efficacy testing.
Skin- and hair gloss measurements
 

Skin- and hair gloss measurements

The measurement of gloss is very important in the efficacy testing of skin care, hair care and decorative cosmetics (lipsticks, make-up, etc.). Skin and hair are supposed to show a natural, luminous gloss without appearing oily.
Measuring shading and colorization
 

Measuring shading and colorization

Measuring shading and colorization of human hair in Lab color space is an important tool for analysing the efficacy of color-based hair treatments.
Determining boil-off rate
 

Determining boil-off rate

With a special Tewameter® probe, the boil-off rate of human hair can be measured. This method enables us to determine the condition of the skin-water-barrier induced by skin-treatments or to determine moisturising effects on hair by hair treatments.
Combability and Laser measurements
 

Combability and Laser measurements

Acoustic spectrography and laser measurements

A wide range, custom-tailored to your needs

As a provider of laboratory services for the development and evaluation of hair- and skin-care products, we are happy to offer you a wide range of services, tailored to your specific needs.
Please don't hesitate to contact us directly and find out what we can do for you.

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