Study on radiation transfer in human skin for cosmetics

Jun Yamada, Ayumu Kawamura, Yoshimasa Miura, Sadaki Takata, Katsuki Ogawa

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In order to design cosmetics producing the optical properties that are required for a beautiful skin, the radiation transfer in the skin has been numerically investigated by the Monte Carlo method and the effects of skin texture and cosmetics on the radiation transfer have been empirically investigated using an artificial skin. The numerical analysis showed that the total internal reflection suppresses large portion of radiation going out through the skin surface Additionally, the experimental study revealed that skin texture and cosmetics not only diffusely reflect the incoming radiation, but also lead the internally reflected radiation to the outside of the skin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-230
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number1-3 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Cosmetics
  • Human skin
  • Optical properties
  • Radiative properties
  • Radiative transfer
  • Reflection
  • Scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy


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