2nd Edition

Dry Skin and Moisturizers Chemistry and Function

Edited By Marie Loden, Howard I. Maibach Copyright 2006
    560 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The previous edition of Dry Skin and Moisturizers: Chemistry and Function was the first book devoted to all aspects of moisturizers, a subject often given short shrift in dermatology texts. It quickly became a standard reference. In the past five years, there has been an explosion of new information relating to the nature of dry skin and its treatment. With more than 350 scientific papers on dry skin published in the last five years, the advances in the field have been nothing short of stunning. Completely revised and updated, this second edition presents the most recent research findings and contains highly relevant information for future possibilities to scientifically tailor efficient products for dry skin.

    The book focuses on constituents in moisturizing creams and pharmaceutical preparations and their effects on dry skin disorders. It covers regulatory and safety issues and includes pertinent information from neighboring research areas. With contributions from internationally recognized, world-class scientists, the book comprehensively summarizes current knowledge from basic science to clinical practice. The combination of detailed information about the skin with in depth coverage of moisturizers makes this book a one of a kind resource.

    Introduction: Perspectives and Prospects, A. Kligman

    Biochemistry and Function
    The Skin as a Barrier, M. Lindberg and B. Forslind
    Epidermal Lipids and Formation of the Barrier of the Skin, P.W. Wertz
    Lipid Structures in the Permeability Barrier, L. Norlén
    Particle Probes and Skin Physiology, J. Pallon, B. Forslind, and M. Lindberg
    Role of Calcium Ions in the Regulation of Skin Barrier Homeostasis, H. Tanojo, X. Huang, and H.I. Maibach
    Desquamation, T. Egelrud

    Dry Skin and Hyerkeratotic Conditions
    Ichthyosis - An Inborn Dryness and Scaliness of the Skin, A. Vahlquist
    Dry Skin in Atopic Dermatitis and Patients on Hemodialysis, M. Takahashi and Z. Ikezawa
    Experimentally Induced Dry Skin, M. Denda
    Dryness in Chronologically and Photo-Aged Skin, E. Proksch
    Itch Associated with Dryness of the Skin: The Pathophysiology and Influence of Moisturizers, B.T. Summey Jr. and G. Yosipovitch
    Effects of Moisturizer in Psoriasis, J.W. Fluhr, M. Breternitz, and E. Berardesca

    Interactions with the Skin
    Moisturizers as a Medical, Biological, Psychological, Cultural, and Economic Factor, G.B.E. Jemec
    New Methodology to Improve Epidermal Barrier Homeostasis, M. Denda
    Outside and Inside Skin pH, I. Buraczewska
    Dry Skin and Use of Proteases, A.V. Rawlings and R. Lad
    Effects of Natural Moisturizing Factor and Lactic Acid Isomers on Skin Function, C.R. Harding and A.V. Rawlings
    Clinical Evidence for the Use of Urea, M. Lodén
    Glycerol - Just a Moisturizer? Biological and Biophysical Effects, J.W. Fluhr, A. Bornkessel, and E. Berardesca
    Hyaluronan: Key to Skin Moisture, R. Stern
    Hydrophilic Pastes, B. Gabard and C. Surber
    Petrolatum, D.S. Morrison
    Phospholipids, Metabolites, and Skin Hydration, M. Ghyczy, M. Albrecht, and V. Vacata
    Lanolins, I. Harris and U. Hoppe
    Essential Fatty Acids: Biological Functions and Potential Applications in the Skin, L.E. Rhodes and A. Storey
    Sphingolipids: from Chemistry to Possible Biologic Influence on the Skin, H. Wakita
    Effect of Moisturizers on the Structure of Lipids in the Outer Stratum Corneum of Humans, K.D. Ertel, R.R. Warner, and Y.L. Boissy
    Vitamins and Skin, A. Krautheim and H.P. Gollnick
    Antimicrobials, A. Gauger
    Moisturizing Cleansers, K.P. Ananthapadmanabhan, K. Subramanyan, and Greg Nole

    Tribological Studies on Skin: Measurement of the Coefficient of Friction, R.K. Sivamani, W. Gabriel, N.V. Gitis, and H.I. Maibach
    Smoothness of the Skin, Complexity, and Instrumental Approach, J.L. Lévêque
    Assessment of Skin Moisturization with Electrical Methods, E. Berardesca
    Stratum Corneum Tape Stripping: Relationship with Dry Skin and Moisturizers, F. Dreher and H.I. Maibach
    XLRS Squamometry Revisited, E. Uhoda, C. Piérard-Franchimont, and G.E. Piérard
    Methods for Testing Stratum Corneum Barrier Properties, L. Kolbe, S. Jaspers, and A.G. Beiersdorf

    Sensitive Skin, H.L. Daughters, A.-L. Chew, and H.I. Maibach
    Stinging and Irritating Substances: Their Identification and Assessment, K. Cooper, M. Marriott, L. Peters, and D. Basketter
    Sensitizing Substances, A.E. Goossens
    Regulatory Aspects on Safety, M. Tammela


    Marie Loden, Howard I. Maibach