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Researchers Synthesize Baby's Vernix Caseosa for Treatment Cream
Posted: March 31, 2009
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To make the synthetic cream, the researchers sourced lanolin. They isolated the fats that were the closest match to the measurements they had of VC, and used them to create a synthetic solution with the same behavior. The corneocytes were synthesized by M.H.M. Oudshoorn from the Utrecht University.
The researchers reported that the synthetic cream looked the same as VC under both X-ray measurements and light microscopy, while allowing the researchers to alter the water content and other properties at will. The researchers have discovered through pre-clinical testing, that the cream shows potential for use on disrupted and underdeveloped skin.