Comparison of two methods for noninvasive determination of carotenoids in human and animal skin: Raman spectroscopy versus reflection spectroscopy.

@article{Darvin2012ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two methods for noninvasive determination of carotenoids in human and animal skin: Raman spectroscopy versus reflection spectroscopy.},
  author={Maxim E. Darvin and Carl Sandhagen and Wolfgang Koecher and Wolfram Sterry and Juergen Lademann and Martina Claudia Meinke},
  journal={Journal of biophotonics},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 7},
  pages={550-8}
}
Based on compelling in vivo and in vitro studies on human skin, carotenoids are thought to be of great interest as powerful antioxidants acting to prevent free-radical-induced damages, including premature skin ageing and the development of skin diseases such as cancer. Among the available techniques that are suitable for noninvasive determination of carotenoids in human skin, are resonance Raman spectroscopy (RRS) and reflection spectroscopy (RS). For RS, a LED-based miniaturized spectroscopic… CONTINUE READING