Technically Speaking

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: Charles Fox, Independent Consultant
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Abstract: Fluhr et al. report that the generation of free fatty acids form phospholipids regulates the stratum corneum acidification and integrity.

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.