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Dry Skin and Moisturizers

Chemistry and Function, 2nd Edition

Edited by Marie Loden, Howard I. Maibach

CRC Press

560 pages | 149 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Dermatology: Clinical & Basic Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Pharmacology