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© 1976 Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Vol. 27, No. 11, 555-558


Diffusion Theory Analysis of Transepidermal Water Loss Through Occlusive Films
Eugene R. Cooper , Barry F. van Duzee

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Composite membrane DIFFUSION THEORY is applied to TRANSEPIDERMAL WATER LOSS measurements across skin treated with OCCLUSIVE FILMS. Since the permeability of stratum corneum increases with hydration, it is shown that certain films can be applied to skin to increase transepidermal water loss. Thus, even increase in transepidermal water loss can indicate that the film is hydrating the skin quite well.

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© 1976 Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists