Lipids and Skin Health

  • Apostolos Pappas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Editor's Introduction: Skin Lipids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Skin Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Gopinathan K. Menon
      Pages 9-23
    3. Lars Norlén
      Pages 25-42
  4. Epidermal Lipids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Philip W. Wertz
      Pages 67-73
    3. G. K. Menon, K. R. Feingold
      Pages 75-89
    4. Nguan Soon Tan, Walter Wahli
      Pages 91-106
  5. Sebaceous Lipids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Christos C. Zouboulis
      Pages 109-125
    3. Apostolos Pappas
      Pages 127-138
    4. P.E. Kolattukudy
      Pages 159-183
    5. Emanuela Camera, Monica Ottaviani, Mauro Picardo
      Pages 185-198
  6. Subcutaneous Fat

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Jan Kopecky
      Pages 201-224
    3. Apostolos Pappas, Su-Hyoun Chon
      Pages 225-235
  7. Preclinical Models and Skin Phenotype (Lipid Gene Knockouts that Result in Hair Loss or Dry Skin and Impaired Barrier)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Carrie Grueter
      Pages 249-257
    3. Sabine Rosenberger, Gerhard Fürstenberger, Peter Krieg
      Pages 259-276
    4. Barbara Toffoli, Béatrice Desvergne
      Pages 277-288
  8. Lipids in Skincare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Georgios N Stamatas
      Pages 291-299
    3. Vasiliki Lagouri
      Pages 301-310
    4. K. Mahmood
      Pages 321-328
  9. Clinical Crossover Lipids and Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Christos C. Zouboulis, Eric Jourdan, Mauro Picardo
      Pages 331-342
    3. Yoshinori Masukawa
      Pages 343-356
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 357-359

About this book


Lipids and Skin Health is the first effort to summarize and review the studies, ideas, and research that link lipid metabolism to the largest organ of our body, the skin. The book covers the fundamental biology of the skin, and the major involvement of the transcriptional factors that govern lipid synthesis and the bioactive lipids in this intriguing organ. All layers of skin are presented, as well as their relevant lipids from the epidermis to dermis and even to the hypodermis.

The important and unique-to-skin biological pathways are laid out, with a special focus on the various models that demonstrate the essential role of lipid synthesis in skin pathophysiology. The use of lipids in the cosmetic industry is emphasized, and last but not least the involvement of lipids in the clinical setting is also discussed. This book will appeal to healthcare professionals, researchers and dermatology professionals, and will help them to brainstorm new products and opportunities that will target the emerging importance of lipid metabolism in skin for acne, aging, and healthy skin.

About the Editor

Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D., is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technology. He started his professional career as a research biochemist in the Skin Research Center of Johnson & Johnson and later served as a group leader at Munich Biotech, where he worked on cancer research. Thereafter he returned to Johnson & Johnson, where he is currently a Research Manager and Fellow focusing on lipid metabolism research. He has authored numerous scientific publications, patent applications, and books. 


Acne Dermatitis Dermatology Epidermis Lipid Sebaceous Skin Skin care

Editors and affiliations

  • Apostolos Pappas
    • 1
  1. 1.Johnson & JohnsonSkillmanUSA

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