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 treatm

chapter 1|8 pages

Introduction: Perspectives and Prospects

ByAlbert Kligman

chapter 2|14 pages

The Skin as a Barrier

ByMagnus Lindberg, Bo Forslind

chapter 3|8 pages

Epidermal Lipids and Formation of the Barrier of the Skin

ByPhilip W. Wertz

chapter 4|12 pages

Lipid Structures in the Permeability Barrier

ByLars Norlén

chapter 5|20 pages

Particle Probes and Skin Physiology

ByJan Pallon, Bo Forslind, Magnus Lindberg

chapter 6|8 pages

Role of Calcium Ions in the Regulation of Skin Barrier Homeostasis

ByHanafi Tanojo, Xinfan Huang, Howard I. Maibach

chapter 7|12 pages


ByTorbjörn Egelrud

chapter 8|12 pages

Ichthyosis — An Inborn Dryness and Scaliness of the Skin

ByAnders Vahlquist

chapter 9|12 pages

Dry Skin in Atopic Dermatitis and Patients on Hemodialysis

ByMotoji Takahashi, Zenro Ikezawa

chapter 10|10 pages

Experimentally Induced Dry Skin

ByMitsuhiro Denda

chapter 11|10 pages

Dryness in Chronologically and Photo-Aged Skin

ByEhrhardt Proksch

chapter 12|8 pages

Itch Associated with Dryness of the Skin: the Pathophysiology and Influence of Moisturizers

ByBrett T. Summey Jr. and Gil Yosipovitch

chapter 13|14 pages

Effects of Moisturizer in Psoriasis

ByJoachim W. Fluhr, Maria Breternitz, Enzo Berardesca

chapter 15|6 pages

New Methodology to Improve Epidermal Barrier Homeostasis

ByMitsuhiro Denda

chapter 16|10 pages

Outside and Inside Skin pH

ByIzabela Buraczewska

chapter 17|16 pages

Dry Skin and Use of Proteases

ByA.V. Rawlings and R. Lad

chapter 18|24 pages

Effects of Natural Moisturizing Factor and Lactic Acid Isomers on Skin Function

ByClive R. Harding, Anthony V. Rawlings

chapter 19|16 pages

Clinical Evidence for the Use of Urea

ByMarie Lodén

chapter 20|18 pages

Glycerol — Just a Moisturizer? Biological and Biophysical Effects

ByJoachim W. Fluhr, Anja Bornkessel, Enzo Berardesca

chapter 21|34 pages

Hyaluronan: Key to Skin Moisture

ByRobert Stern

chapter 22|10 pages

Hydrophilic Pastes

ByBernard Gabard, Christian Surber

chapter 23|10 pages


ByDavid S. Morrison

chapter 24|10 pages

Phospholipids, Metabolites, and Skin Hydration

ByMiklos Ghyczy, Martin Albrecht, Vladimir Vacata

chapter 25|10 pages


ByIan Harris, Udo Hoppe

chapter 26|22 pages

Essential Fatty Acids: Biological Functions and Potential Applications in the Skin

ByLesley Elizabeth Rhodes, Amy Storey

chapter 28|24 pages

Effect of Moisturizers on the Structure of Lipids in the Outer Stratum Corneum of Humans

ByKeith D. Ertel, Ronald R. Warner, Ying L. Boissy

chapter 29|16 pages

Vitamins and Skin

ByKrautheim A. and Gollnick H.P.M.

chapter 30|14 pages


ByAnke Gauger

chapter 31|26 pages

Moisturizing Cleansers

ByK.P. Ananthapadmanabhan, K. Subramanyan, and Greg Nole

chapter 32|12 pages

Tribological Studies on Skin: Measurement of the Coefficient of Friction

ByRaja K. Sivamani, Gabriel, W.u., Norm V. Gitis, and Howard I. Maibach

chapter 33|8 pages

Smoothness of the Skin, Complexity, and Instrumental Approach

ByJean Luc Lévêque

chapter 34|6 pages

Assessment of Skin Moisturization with Electrical Methods

ByEnzo Berardesca

chapter 35|8 pages

Stratum Corneum Tape Stripping: Relationship with Dry Skin and Moisturizers

ByFrank Dreher, Howard I. Maibach

chapter 36|10 pages

XLRS Squamometry Revisited

ByEmmanuelle Uhoda, Claudine Piérard-Franchimont, and G.E. Piérard

chapter 37|12 pages

Methods for Testing Stratum Corneum Barrier Properties

ByLudger Kolbe, Soeren Jaspers

chapter 38|14 pages

Sensitive Skin

ByHeather L. Daughters, Ai-Lean Chew, Howard I. Maibach

chapter 39|14 pages

Stinging and Irritating Substances: Their Identification and Assessment

ByKaren Cooper, Marie Marriott, Lisa Peters, David Basketter

chapter 40|8 pages

Sensitizing Substances

ByA.E. Goossens

chapter 41|8 pages

Regulatory Aspects on Safety

ByMonica Tammela