Skin Moisturization, Second Edition

by Anthony V. Rawlings (Editor), James J. Leyden (Editor)

Focusing on the scientific basis of skin moisturization, this expanded Second Edition of Skin Moisturization explores a wide range of topics, from the biological aspects of the skin to the formulation of the active ingredients in skin moisturizers. Ideal for dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, and clinical scientists interested in the treatment of xerotic skin conditions, the text discusses the latest technology and trends in the ever-growing and expanding cosmetic industry.

Key features in the Second Edition:

  • chapters that review the relevant research and recent clinical findings in the field of skin moisturization
  • an overview of clinical and consumer testing approaches and ex vivo evaluation procedures, including evaluation methodology, and regulatory and safety aspects of skin moisturizers
  • action efficacy and formulation of various moisturizing ingredients that include emollients, humectants, ceramides and other barrier lipids, alphahydroxyacids, and enzymes


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