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A Dermatological View--Moisturizer Efficacy: Evidence on Preventing and Treating Irritant Dermatitis
Apr 2, 2007 | Miki Yokota and Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California
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.
Feb 1, 2007 | Wolf Eisfeld and Rolf Wachter, Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Florian Schaefer and Wolfram Boucsein, Institute for Physiological Psychology, University of Wuppertal
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.
Dec 5, 2006
A doctoral thesis from Göteborg University, Sweden, suggests that benzophenone-3 is stored in the body.
Nov 1, 2006 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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.
Oct 17, 2006 | Hong Zhai MD and Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
This is the first article in a series discussing effects of occlusion on skin.
Oct 13, 2006 | A.V. Rawlings, AVR Consulting, Ltd.
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.
Oct 11, 2006 | A.V. Rawlings, AVR Consulting Ltd.
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.
Oct 10, 2006 | Sara P. Modjtahedi, Bobeck S. Modjtahedi, and Howard I Maibach, M.D., University of California
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.
Sep 8, 2006
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks: What is the difference between deep wrinkles and fine lines? Steven Schwartz provides the answer.
Aug 31, 2006 | Jeanette M. Waller and Howard I. Maibach, MD
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.
Aug 30, 2006
Recent research findings from the University of Manchester could help an inherited form of baldness.
Jun 29, 2006 | Bud Brewster
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?