Skin and Skin Care
Stratum corneum acidification: Fluhr et al. report that the generation of free fatty acids form phospholipids regulates the stratum corneum acidification and integrity.
Although first recognized several decades ago, the origin and function of the "acid mantle" of the stratum corneum (SC) remains conjectural.
Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the Jan. 01, 2002 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.