Adapting Formulas to Skin Moisture Needs: A Review

Oct 1, 2010 | Contact Author | By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
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Title: Adapting Formulas to Skin Moisture Needs: A Review
moisturizerx skin carex stratum corneumx hydrationx barrier functionx transepidermal water lossx dehydrationx
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Keywords: moisturizer | skin care | stratum corneum | hydration | barrier function | transepidermal water loss | dehydration

Abstract: Moisturization in skin care formulations requires an understanding of clinical needs, relevant biological targets and the aesthetic preferences of consumers. The efficacy of moisturizers must be established in vivo due to consumer interest in both visual and instrumental validation. This review outlines the challenges of formulating moisturizing facial skin care products in line with such principles.

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K Steventon, Adapting formulas to skin moisture needs: A review, Cosm & Toil 125(10) 54-60 (Oct 2010)

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Moisturizing technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated as consumers place more importance on the condition of their skin and its refinement through skin care products. The skin is a living organ and moisturizers formulated according to important underlying physiological principles have begun to appear on the market. As such, the skin care industry is developing a growing understanding of skin functionality to formulate for different consumer target groups.


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  • Skin care formulators should account for the clinical moisturization needs of the targeted consumer group.
  • Formulators should use ingredients that act on all four moisturizing mechanisms.
  • Tests for moisturizer efficacy should be conducted via a combination of methods and at the area of final application.

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