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The MBK philosophy

Putting the individual at the centre

The innovative product lines and special treatments by Methode Brigitte Kettner (MBK) are based on a holistic approach and the individual needs of our clients. "Only when I look at the person as a whole, try to put myself in her shoes, and see her as an individual, will I achieve really convincing results", says company founder Brigitte Kettner, summarising her philosophy.

When developing new products and treatments, Methode Brigitte Kettner relies on the results of its own research, the latest developments in microbiology, the proven knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine, homoeopathic ideas, and the power of selected natural ingredients.

Authorized beauty salons and esthetic institutes

Skin problems can have a number of different causes. That’s why an analysis should always be the first step of any cosmetic treatment. The cosmetician uses a special classification system called diathesis to diagnose the problem and develop a personal care plan. High-quality, specific active ingredients, in combination with effective professional treatments ensure optimal results.

The MBK treatment methods may only be performed by cosmetologists who have participated in the MBK training and education programme. This guarantees that clients receive the right care for their individual skin type and professional instructions for the specific application. Not only treatment techniques and product knowledge, but also the philosophy that is the basis of the method is covered in the programme.




The Diathesis is system of categorization that classifies a person into five groups - Diatheses I to V - based on the personal physiological and psychological weak points. This concept had originally been created by the French medical doctor Jacques Ménétrier.

Methode Brigitte Kettner cosmetologists use the diatheses as a tool to identify the original causes of skin problems. 




What are constitutions?

A constitution is a summary of one’s genetic or heredatary basis. In Brigitte Kettner’s method we distinguish three constitutions:

  • Carbonic: stocky, endomorph
  • Phosphoric: long-limped, slight
  • Fluoric: asymmetric, unstable

For example a carbonic type may have a lot harder time losing fat than a phosphoric type. 



The temperaments

The Greek Hippocrates first introduced these four types based on a (rejected) theory of body fluids:

  • Sanguine
  • Choleric
  • Melancholic
  • Phlegmatic 

Of course we cannot accept a strict and permanent division of mankind into four absolute categories. Some parts of a human being are permanent, others are flexible. Experiences and events change a person. The temperaments are used as another tool by the Methode Brigitte Kettner cosmetologist to understand for example allergic tendencies and proneness to certain skin problems. 


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