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Measurement of skin colors of world population and its application for preparing make-up products
Author(s): Sadaki Takata; Makio Akimoto; Kiyoshi Kawada; Motoji Takahashi; Shigenori Kumagai
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Paper Abstract

We attempted to analyze the skin color of women from the world using identical apparatuses and under identical conditions. The data was used for developing cosmetic products. The skin colors of a total of 1703 women over the world were measured to clarify the characteristics of skin color. Skin color measurement was done by using a spectrometric colorimeter. We modified the conventional erythema and melanin indices and established new respective indices which can reflect various spectral information of whole visible region. The present results were used to design new cosmetics in consideration of the optical properties of skin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464693
Show Author Affiliations
Sadaki Takata, Shiseido Research Ctr. (Japan)
Makio Akimoto, Shiseido Research Ctr. (Japan)
Kiyoshi Kawada, Shiseido Research Ctr. (Japan)
Motoji Takahashi, Shiseido Research Ctr. (Japan)
Shigenori Kumagai, Shiseido Research Ctr. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association
Robert Chung; Allan Rodrigues, Editor(s)

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