Skin-Analyzing Software System

November 1, 2003

Ferrara, Italy - The DermAnalyzer system can be used effectively and reproducibly to assess antioxidant efficacy of cosmetic formulations in a methyl nicotinate model of microinflammation, according to Stefano Manfredini, M.D., professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Ferrara, Italy, and founder and president of AmbrosiaLab, a spinoff company of the same University. DermAnalyzer is an easy-to-use software system that was developed by Dr. Manfredini and colleagues. DermAnalyzer, which is used together with a high-quality digital camera, such as the Nikon CoolPix900 or similar cameras, is a useful system to determine all CIE L* a*b* coordinates, but in this investigation, only the CIE a* component was disclosed.