About this book
Assessment of skin physiology is moving rapidly away from a purely descriptive
approach as we gain a deeper understanding of biophysical and biochemical processes
in the stratum corneum, such as those relating to its barrier function and hydration.
As a result of research utilizing bioengineering methods, reliable and reproducible
approaches are now available for product testing in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic
industry as well as in basic research. This book examines in detail all aspects
of cosmetic testing – legal, general, and practical. After discussion
of regulatory and ethical issues and guidelines, essential guidance is provided
on the planning, performance, and evaluation of scientific studies in skin physiology.
The topics addressed range from laboratory and staffing requirements through
to testing devices and methods, factors influencing measurements, and study
design. In addition, detailed information is provided on test settings for a
range of cosmetic products. All of the authors are recognized experts in their
field. This book will be invaluable to researchers, students, and medical staff
in explaining how best to assess skin functions in controlled studies using
non-invasive biophysical instruments.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » assessment - biophysical and biochemical process - clinical study - cosmetic products - evaluation - non-invasive biophysical method
Related subjects » Dermatology - Internal Medicine
Table of contents
History and Progress of Objective Skin Analysis.- Legal Aspects.- General Aspects of Cosmetic Testing: Testing Lab.- Research Staff.- Testing Population.- Testing Devices and Methods.- Factors Influencing Measurements.- Study Design.- Testing Report.- Practial Aspects of Cosmetic Testing: Test Settings.- Compliance Control.- Practical Aspects of Skin Disease Evaluation.- Practical Aspects in Chart Form.