In vivo

Researchers Dig Deeper Into Relationship Between Bacteria and Atopic Dermatitis

Mar 4, 2014

Researchers from the Drexel University College of Medicine have established a clearer relationship between Staphylococci bacteria and the conditions atopic dermatitis (AD) and eczema.

The Effect of Glycerol on the Water-holding Capacity of Chemically Irritated Skin*

Jan 13, 2014Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine; and Nicolas Atrux-Tallau, PhD, ESPCI ParisTech

Glycerol is one humectant commonly employed due to its high hygroscopic and hyperosmotic properties. It is used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and in pharmaceutical formulations as an active compound. Being naturally present in the skin, glycerol was quickly identified for its role in skin hydration, similar to natural moisturizing factors (NMF).