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Citation: IFSCC Magazine, 11 (2008) (3) 201–205

Life on earth would not be possible without skin, meaning that it must have unique properties that allow us to exist here. These properties are discussed in this short review, in particular, the physical and chemical barrier characteristics of the stratum corneum, which we now know are only possible due to the presence of water at precise and carefully controlled levels and locations. The review discusses the pivotal role water plays in both stratum corneum mechanics/integrity and stratum corneum regulation/maturation and reinforces the critical role played by cosmetic products, which moisturize and augment stratum corneum barrier function. Keywords: 

Skin, stratum corneum, water, barrier, confocal raman, moisturizer, corneocyte
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Document Type: Abstract

Publication date: October 1, 2009

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