Manufacturers note France as a key market for skin consulting devices

By Michelle Yeomans

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Manufacturers note France as a key market for skin consulting devices

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In a joint venture Germany-based tech group Schott and Moritex, a manufacturer of imaging solutions, have expanded their line of cosmetic skin and hair care consulting devices to the European market in an effort to cater to brands that are investing in the most up-to-date cosmetic applications.

Although the line is already present in Japan and the US, the companies say that France in particular is a key market for them as the big cosmetic players like L'Oréal, LVMH and Guerlain can benefit from the devices that act like skin scopes and sebum, moisture and elasticity sensors to establish the condition of the skin.

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The MSS (Mobile Skin Scope) and MSA Lite (Mobile Skin Analyzer Lite) devices are said to look at both the skin and hair for the first time, to provide indepth analysis of wrinkles around the eyes and skin pores while also having the ability to store customer information on a mobile display in the form of a free app for smartphones or tablets PCs.

Creating a connection between our measurement devices and other display systems like smart phones and tablet PCs is an important topic which we have taken into consideration with our latest developments​,” says Schott division manager, Ralf Daferner.

Moreover, company representative Dr. Haike Frank told Cosmetics that the product line does more than just enable individual counselling steps. "The combination of scopes and sensors with specially developed skin counseling software provides cosmeticians with custom-tailored solutions​."

Schott acquired a majority interest of 70.8 per cent in the Moritex Corporation, Tokyo, back in November 2008 as a result of the tender offer bid. Both companies have been working since June 2007 to further extend their position in imaging and lighting solutions, particularly in the cosmetics industry.

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