In vivo transepidermal water loss and skin surface hydration in assessment of moisturization and soap effects

D. WILSON, E. BERARDESCA, H. I. MAIBACH

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Abstract

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL), skin surface water loss (SSWL) and water content of the stratum corneum are utilized to assess the hydration effects of moisturizers and soaps. The relationship among these parameters may help differentiating hydration obtained via occlusion or by water‐holding in the stratum corneum. Furthermore, skin function (hydration, dehydration, barrier damage) can be studied comparing the data obtained with these techniques. In this study, the effects of glycerol, petrolatum, soaps and commercial moisturizers on the skin are investigated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-211
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Cosmetic Science
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

Keywords

  • transepidermal water loss
  • water content of the stratum corneum moisturization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Ageing
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Dermatology
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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