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A Dermatological View--Moisturizer Efficacy: Evidence on Preventing and Treating Irritant Dermatitis

This article appeared on pages 65–72 in volume 55 of Contact Dermatitis in 2006 and appears here in a modified version with permission from Blackwell Publishing.

Objective Emotional Assessment of Perceivable Wellness Effects

Pulse volume amplitude, skin conductivity, facial muscle activity and other psycho-physiological parameters can give an objective emotional assessment of consumer response to personal care products, enabling substantiation of claims for wellness effects, as demonstrated here in the setting of cosmetics and fabric care.

Benzophenone-3 Found to Persist in the Body

A doctoral thesis from Göteborg University, Sweden, suggests that benzophenone-3 is stored in the body.

Treating Spider Veins

Spider veins are popping up, literally, all over the world. This article attempts to establish possible causes for spider veins in addition to exploring their current and future treatment.

Effects of Occlusion: Percutaneous Absorption

This is the first article in a series discussing effects of occlusion on skin.

Advances in Dry Skin Stratum Corneum Biology and Moisurization

Ever since Ervin Blank discovered1 the importance of moisturizing the stratum corneum, companies have focused their attention on developing a better surface barrier or improving skin surface moisturization in the outer layers of the stratum corneum.

Advances in Stratum Corneum Biology and Understanding of Dry Skin

During the last decade there has been tremendous advancement in our understanding of not only the structure, composition and function of the stratum corneum, but also in its formation and the epidermal differentiation factors responsible for mediating cellular changes in keratinocytes during their journey from the basal layer to the granular layer.

Ethnicity as a Factor in Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD), a common dermatological disorder, presents the classic signs and symptoms of infl ammation: edema, redness and tenderness. It can occur as a result of single exposure to an acute irritant, or when exposure to a less potent irritant is persistent or repeated until signs and symptoms develop over weeks, years or decades.

Exclusive! Comparatively Speaking: Deep Wrinkles vs. Fine Lines By Tony O'Lenick

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks: What is the difference between deep wrinkles and fine lines? Steven Schwartz provides the answer.

A Dermatological View: Cutaneous Biochemistry in Aging Skin

This is the second of three reviews of technical literature examining the facts and misconceptions about aging skin. Articles on cutaneous blood flow were reviewed in the July 2006 issue. The remaining topics are cutaneous biochemistry and skin thickness.

Manchester Researchers Crack Baldness Code

Recent research findings from the University of Manchester could help an inherited form of baldness.

Bench & Beyond--Watering Holes in the Stratum Corneum

The skin has its own efficient mechanisms and locations for storing water in the stratum corneum (SC). A well-hydrated SC is essential for shedding cells and preventing thickened, dry, rough, scaly skin. But what if the hydration system breaks down? How can the cosmetic chemist help?

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