Dry Skin and Moisturizers: Chemistry and Function

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Marie Loden, Howard I. Maibach
CRC Press, Dec 6, 1999 - Medical - 472 pages
Dry Skin and Moisturizers: Chemistry and Function presents new information relating to skin biochemistry and pathological changes seen in various dry skin disorders. The book examines the pharmacology of ingredients in moisturizing preparations, providing a broad overview of formulations as well as detailed information on ingredients.
Featuring contributions from leading researchers from around the world, the book also outlines general principles for testing and evaluation of effects on the skin, with particular emphasis on safety assessment.
This comprehensive book is divided into five parts. Part I, Dry Skin and Moisturizers, offers an introduction to this fascinating topic, while Part II, Biochemistry and Function of the Skin, explores everything from particle probes and skin physiology to the distribution and function of physiological elements in skin. Part III focuses on dry skin and hyperkeratotic conditions.
Physico-chemical considerations, emulsifiers, hydrophilic pastes, lanolins, and other topics are addressed in Part IV, Formulations and Interactions with the Skin; while safety assessments, human in vivo skin irritancy testing, sensitive skin, and more are examined in Part V, Evaluation and Safety.
 

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Contents

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Chapter
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Chapter
20
Chapter 3
27
Chapter
31
Chapter 4
39
Chapter 5
45
Chapter 6
59
Hydrophilic Pastes
203
Chapter 18
213
Effects of Natural Moisturizing Factor and Lactic Acid Isomers on Skin Function
229
Urea
243
Petrolatum
251
Chapter 22
259
Chapter 23
269
Chapter 24
299

Particle Probes and Skin Physiology
71
Chapter 8
89
Desquamation
109
Chapter 10
110
Ichthyosis An Inborn Dryness of the Skin
121
Dry Skin in Atopic Dermatitis and Patients on Hemodialysis
135
Chapter 12
147
Chapter 13
157
Chapter 14
167
Chapter 15
175
Chapter 16
183
Essential Fatty Acids
311
Chapter 26
327
Critical and Optimal Molar Ratios of Key Lipids
337
Chapter 28
349
Chapter 29
373
Chapter 30
379
Human In Vivo Skin Irritancy Testing
385
Chapter 33
403
Chapter 35
417
Index
441
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