Our friends at Kiehl’s have a new skin care technology, that can help you determine your skin’s level of hydration. Which can save you a ton of time and guessing .
Kiehl’s introduces our newest skin care technology, the Kiehl’s Dehydration Analyzer Tool (DAT), in Kiehl’s retail stores and select Kiehl’s department-store counters, to help customers determine their skin’s hydration. Kiehl’s DAT is used by Kiehl’s Customer Representatives (KCRs) to help diagnose the health and hydration of the skin during a signature Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Check, a complimentary service offered.
The pen-like device employs bio-electric impedance technology to send an undetectable current through the surface layers of the skin, bouncing back to the device, measuring the water level in the skin by detecting the resistance to that current. The DAT is pressed gently to the customer’s cheekbone issuing a current–again, painless and completely undetectable by the customer–into the skin, which then bounces back to the device for the measurement. Since water is an excellent conductor of electricity, the more hydrated the skin, the less resistance the current will have, so the faster the current comes back to the device, the more hydrated the skin. A reading of 0-30% means skin is very dehydrated; 31%-50% means skin is somewhat dehydrated; and a reading of 51% and up means your skin is hydrated.
The DAT reading is quick and efficient—hydration levels can be read without any skincare preparation and over makeup. Because hydration levels change over time, especially from season to season, we recommend that a Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Check every 3-4 months, to make sure you’re using the most appropriate products to maintain the health and hydration of the skin.
Every skin check begins with our KCRs using Skin Barrier Testing Tabs pressed onto the skin to measure the sebum level of the skin to determine skin type—normal, oily or dry. That is then followed by using the DAT to measure skin’s water level to determine the level of hydration. It’s important to remember that there’s a difference between dry skin and skin that is dehydrated. Dry skin lacks oil; while dehydrated skin lacks water. Any skin type, normal, oily or dry can suffer from dehydration.
Based on results from testing with the Skin Barrier Testing Tabs and the DAT, as well as an in-depth conversation with the customer about his or her skincare concerns and personal preferences, the KCR then recommends a personalized Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Routine to treat, moisturize and protect each customer’s skin.
If you’re interested in trying this out check at your closest Kiehl’s store.