Multiparametric composite glow and radiance scale: an objective, scientific assessment tool for skin glow and radiance evaluation


  • Ritambhara . Department of Skin Sciences, MS Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Mukta Sachdev Department of Skin Sciences, MS Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India; Department of Dermatology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India; MS Skin Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India



Skin glow, Glow, Glow and radiance, Skin radiance, Glowing skin


There are numerous instruments available to assess pigmentation in terms of color, melanin, and other factors, but there is no standardized or validated tool to assess a person's glow and radiance. The MSCR- glow and radiance index (G&R)-composite scale was created with the help of a bio-physics background and includes five important factors. The scale is intended to provide an objective, scientific assessment tool for a highly subjective perception caused by numerous skin features. It should be emphasized that the scale is highly sensitive in measuring minor changes in the skin and generating numerical data that can be assessed using various statistical method. The numerical interpretation is also equivalent to measurements produced with a scientific instrument employing optometry principle, as evidenced by comparisons with other instruments. The assessment scale is an amalgamation of sensory visual evaluation with bio-physics that defines the optometric of the skin. The scale has been used to objectively assess skin glow and was found to be a highly sensitive assessment tool to assess all kind of dermatological products designed to provide enhanced glow and radiance.


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