Book 2012

Treatment of Dry Skin Syndrome

The Art and Science of Moisturizers


ISBN: 978-3-642-27605-7 (Print) 978-3-642-27606-4 (Online)

Table of contents (39 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxvii


    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-16

      Moisturizers as Cosmetics, Medicines, or Medical Device? The Regulatory Demands in the European Union

    3. Chapter

      Pages 17-25

      Design of Claims Support for Moisturizers

    4. Chapter

      Pages 27-39

      Educational Interventions for the Management of Children with Dry Skin

    5. Chapter

      Pages 41-58

      Dry Skin in Childhood and the Misery of Eczema and Its Treatments

    6. Chapter

      Pages 59-73

      Use of Moisturizers in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis


    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75

    2. Chapter

      Pages 77-94

      Sensory Systems of Epidermal Keratinocytes

    3. Chapter

      Pages 95-109

      Sensitive Skin: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Contributors

    4. Chapter

      Pages 111-117

      Electron Tomography of Skin

    5. Chapter

      Pages 119-124

      Filaggrin Gene Defects and Dry Skin Barrier Function

    6. Chapter

      Pages 125-147

      Molecular Organization of the Lipid Matrix in Stratum Corneum and Its Relevance for the Protective Functions of Human Skin

    7. Chapter

      Pages 149-178

      Desquamation: It Is Almost All About Proteases

    8. Chapter

      Pages 179-192

      Endogenous Retroviral-Like Aspartic Protease, SASPase as a Key Modulator of Skin Moisturization

    9. Chapter

      Pages 193-213

      Vernix Caseosa and Its Substitutes: Lipid Composition and Physicochemical Properties

    10. Chapter

      Pages 215-232

      The Role of Tight Junctions and Aquaporins in Skin Dryness

    11. Chapter

      Pages 233-254

      Biomechanics of the Barrier Function of Human Stratum Corneum


    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255

    2. Chapter

      Pages 257-267

      Update on Atopic Eczema with Special Focus on Dryness and the Impact of Moisturizers

    3. Chapter

      Pages 269-278

      Update on Hand Eczema with Special Focus on the Impact of Moisturisers

    4. Chapter

      Pages 279-284

      Update on Ichthyosis with Special Emphasis on Dryness and the Impact of Moisturizers

    5. Chapter

      Pages 285-293

      Psoriasis and Dry Skin: The Impact of Moisturizers

    6. Chapter

      Pages 295-310

      Update on Infant Skin with Special Focus on Dryness and the Impact of Moisturizers

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