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.