What is a Melanotype?
RATIONALE is delighted to unveil six Melanotypes, which reflect the research of The Fitzpatrick Scale, which identified six universal skin types.
“These Melanotypes represent the entire spectrum of human skin tones classified by depth of Melanin genetically present,” - Richard Parker, RATIONALE Founder.
Understanding Your Melanotype
Developed in 1975 by Harvard Dermatologist Thomas Fitzpatrick, The Fitzpatrick Scale is a universal measurement tool which is used to determine one’s genetic makeup, and how different skin types react to sun exposure.
“The Fitzpatrick Scale looks at two things: how much melanin is naturally produced by the skin, and how your skin reacts to the sun,” says Katie Matten, Global Head of Education.
“Understanding your Melanotype means that you know what your skin needs, genetically, to look and feel its best,” adds Katie. “As a research-driven Brand, this information is essential in understanding our Clients’ skin and prescribing tailored rituals to optimise their results.”
What's Your Number?
Tell us about yourself and your skin, and we’ll reveal your Melanotype—and how to care for it.