Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

The colour of the human skin: fruitful science, unsuitable wordings

Buy Article:

$52.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

A review of the various facets of the colour of human skin is proposed. It aims first at illustrating the paradoxical association of the remarkable recent scientific advances that characterize changes in the skin colour, with some totally inappropriate or outdated phrasings used in its communication. As a second objective, it aims at proposing an alternative to these wordings. The latter would combine six shade types, defined by Individual Type Angle (ITA) values, a coloured reference chart and associated colour adjectives, highly corresponding to the six Phototypes previously defined by Fitzpatrick. Such alternative would overcome most references to both ethnic‐ and ethical‐related issues.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: UV protection; melanogenesis; skin physiology

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: June 1, 2015

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more