The Glossymeter evaluates the skin surface gloss via measurement of light reflectance.

When the probe is applied onto the skin, light is sent out by the probe and reflected by mirrors at 60°; the direct reflected light (gloss) and the diffused light are then measured. The device also provides a corrected value (DSC) which reduces the influence of diffused light related to skin color.

The glossymeter was designed to assess the skin radiance, brightness or a product’s matifying effect. Measurements may also be taken on other surfaces such as lips, nails, hair, etc.