Mexameter® MX18

Assessing Melanin Content and Erythema Level of skin

Mexameter® MX 18Mexameter® MX 18 is a quick and easy tool for measuring, through reflectance spectrophotometry, the two main components of skin color: melanin and hemoglobin (erythema).


The instrument is worldwide established and used in many scientific studies(Ask for list of  studies…) .



Where to use:

  • There are many fields of application where changes in the skin color are of interest.
  • Many international scientific studies demonstrate its benefits in all important dermatological basic research and cosmetic application fields.
  • It is indispensable in efficacy testing and claim support for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals (especially sunscreen and skin whitening products, skin soothing)
  • In occupational health the skin irritation (erythema value) is of special interest to show the necessity of skin protection measures.
Quick fact Mexameter® MX18
  • Very quick and easy measurement (1 second for the two results: melanin index and erythema index)
  • Values displayed on a broad scale (0-999) for melanin and erythema so that even smallest changes in colour become traceable
  • Simple check calibration for accuracy check at any time
  • Minimum pressure effect thanks to internal spring so reproducible measurements.
  • TheMexameter® MX18  probe is available as a stand-alone device MDD or connectable to the MPA systems or as a wireless probe.



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