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Skin Hydration Measurement

Dr Jonathan Crowther – Feb 9, 2016

skin hydration measurementWater is a vital chemical that hydrates and ensures correct functioning of our skin. Our body contains approx. 70% water which helps keep the outermost layer of the skin (the Stratum Corneum or SC) flexible.

Devoid of water it becomes hard and frail susceptible to cracking and splitting. Hydration also regulates biochemical processes going on within the skin which control its growth, and eventually how the outermost cells are lost.

This article will help you explore:

  • Methods to Measure Hydration in the Stratum Corneum
  • Protocol to Evaluate the Efficiency of a Moisturizer
  • Watchouts When Measuring Skin Hydration
Courtesy: JMC Scientific Consulting Ltd

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