Barrier Function, Hair Coloring and Other Literature Findings

Barrier function in cosmetics: Imokawa has reviewed mechanisms of the skin barrier and its association with cosmetics.1 Barrier function in the stratum corneum plays an important role in protecting the skin from penetration of environmental substances or infection by epidemic bacteria. However, because the phenotype of barrier disruption on the skin is not easily detectable, it remains obscure as to what skin issues can be attributed to a barrier defect.

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