Cosmetic Lipids and the Skin Barrier

1st Edition

Thomas Forster

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CRC Press
Published December 19, 2001
Reference - 372 Pages
ISBN 9781420029055 - CAT# DKE1889
Series: Cosmetic Science and Technology

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Summary

Focusing on new biophysical and analytical methods that can assess lipid status and the improvement of skin condition, this reference provides essential quantitative information on the interaction of topically applied lipids with skin barrier lipids. Containing contributions from internationally recognized specialists and over 1000 references, drawings, photographs, and tables, it explores how different lipid varieties function in cosmetic formulations and on the skin. Coverage includes the chemistry, structure, and biological functions of skin lipids and their interaction with the lipids formulated into skin and hair care preparations.

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