Adapting Formulas to Skin Moisture Needs: A Review

Moisturizing technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated as consumers place more importance on the condition of their skin and its refinement through skin care products.1 The skin is a living organ and moisturizers formulated according to important underlying physiological principles have begun to appear on the market. As such, the skin care industry is developing a growing understanding of skin functionality to formulate for different consumer target groups.

Lab Practical: Moisturizers

  • Skin care formulators should account for the clinical moisturization needs of the targeted consumer group.
  • Formulators should use ingredients that act on all four moisturizing mechanisms.
  • Tests for moisturizer efficacy should be conducted via a combination of methods and at the area of final application.
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