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© 1977 Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Vol. 28, No. 5, 197-209


A method for appraising the stinging capacity of topically applied substances
Peter J. Frosch , Albert M. Kligman

ABSTRACT

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SUBSTANCES, which cause SUSTAINED STINGING, can be recognized by APPLICATION to the NASOLABIAL FOLDS and CHEEKS during PROFUSE SWEATING. The test was carried out on pre-selected individuals in whom a susceptibility to stinging had been demonstrated by exposure to 5 per cent aqueous lactic acid. Stinging proneness is greater in females than in males, and in whites more so than in blacks, and especially in light complexioned persons who tan poorly. Stinging is mainly perceived on the face.

Stinging and irritancy were not strictly correlated. Most primary irritants do not cause stinging. Weak irritants may sting badly.

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© 1977 Society of Cosmetic Chemists
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