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Vol. 14, No. 2, 2001
Issue release date: March–April 2001
Section title: EEMCO Review
Skin Pharmacol Appl Skin Physiol 2001;14:117–128
(DOI:10.1159/000056341)

EEMCO Guidance for the Assessment of Transepidermal Water Loss in Cosmetic Sciences

Rogiers V.
Department of Toxicology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

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Abstract of EEMCO Review

Published online: 4/13/2001
Issue release date: March–April 2001

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1660-5527 (Print)
eISSN: 1660-5535 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/SPP

Abstract

Measurement of transepidermal water loss (TEWL), based on the estimation of the water vapour gradient in an open chamber, is being used to support claims of cosmetics including product mildness, reduction in irritative skin reactions, skin hydration, skin repair, protective effect against UV damage and others. TEWL measurement can also screen ingredients that have a beneficial effect on the barrier function and offer the possibility to monitor in vivo, on human skin, the effect of topical treatment in an objective and non-invasive way. A high number of variables affecting TEWL measurements have been identified. These should be rigorously taken into consideration. To work under standardised conditions is of the utmost importance to obtain reliable and reproducible results.

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Author Contacts

Prof. Vera Rogiers
Department of Toxicology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Laarbeeklaan 103
B–1090 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel. +32 2 477 45 16, Fax +32 2 477 45 82, E-Mail vera@vub.vub.ac.be

  

Article Information

Received: Received: Jan. 17, 2000
Accepted: Nov. 30, 2000
Number of Print Pages : 12
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 98

  

Publication Details

Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology (Journal of Pharmacological and Biophysical Research)
Incorporating ‘Bioengineering and the Skin’; Founded in 1988 by H. Schaefer
Official Journal of the Skin Pharmacology Society (SPS)

Vol. 14, No. 2, Year 2001 (Cover Date: March-April 2001)

Journal Editor: Hans F. Merk, Aachen
ISSN: 1422–2868 (print), 1422–2906 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/sph


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of EEMCO Review

Published online: 4/13/2001
Issue release date: March–April 2001

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1660-5527 (Print)
eISSN: 1660-5535 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/SPP


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