Treatment of Dry Skin Syndrome

The Art and Science of Moisturizers

  • Marie Lodén
  • Howard I. Maibach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. The Marketplace and Treatment Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Judith K. Woodford
      Pages 17-25
    3. Steven J. Ersser, Noreen Heer Nicol
      Pages 27-39
    4. Kam Lun Ellis Hon, Alexander K. C. Leung
      Pages 59-73
  3. Skin Essentials

  4. Dry Skin Disorders and Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Christina Williams, Mark Wilkinson
      Pages 269-278
    3. Joachim W. Fluhr, Enzo Berardesca, Razvigor Darlenski
      Pages 285-293
    4. Georgios N. Stamatas, Neena K. Tierney
      Pages 295-310
  5. Ingredients and Treatment Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. D. Godfrey
      Pages 355-366
    3. Ana Rita Travassos, An Goossens
      Pages 367-378
    4. Jari T. Alander
      Pages 399-417
    5. Luigi Rigano, Chiara Andolfatto
      Pages 419-429
    6. Lisa M. Kroll, Douglas R. Hoffman, Corey Cunningham, David W. Koenig
      Pages 441-451
    7. Ronni Wolf, Danny Wolf, Donald Rudikoff, Lawrence Charles Parish
      Pages 453-458
    8. Aziza Wahby, Kathleen Daddario DiCaprio, Robert Stern
      Pages 459-471
    9. Laurène Roussel, Nicolas Atrux-Tallau, Fabrice Pirot
      Pages 473-480
    10. Alessandra Marini, Jean Krutmann, Susanne Grether-Beck
      Pages 493-501
    11. Majella E. Lane
      Pages 513-523
    12. Jonathan M. Crowther, Paul J. Matts, Joseph R. Kaczvinsky
      Pages 545-560
    13. Jerrold Scott Petrofsky, Lee Berk
      Pages 561-580
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 581-591

About this book


Dry skin impacts on the lives of many individuals but in most cases it can be adequately managed with current moisturizing products. Certain moisturizers, however, can themselves adversely affect the quality of life by inducing further dryness and eczema and so becoming addictive. In addition, there is a possible link between moisturizing treatments and asthma. Development of moisturizers is a scientific and artistic discipline, where consumer insights are also needed. This new book bridges the gap between the moisturizers and the skin by covering all the essential information required to tailor the use of moisturizers to particular disorders and patients. Important aspects of skin biochemistry and barrier function are explained, and the ingredients and treatment effects of moisturizers are explored in depth. Careful attention is paid to controversies, including the role of certain moisturizers in inducing dryness/eczema, asthma, and comedones. The information provided in this unique book will enable the reader to go beyond the traditional thinking regarding skin care. The novel insights offered will suggest the properties required for a new generation of moisturizing treatments that more effectively improve the quality of life.


Barrier function Eczema Emollients Ingredients Skin biochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie Lodén
    • 1
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 2
  1. 1.Eviderm InstituteSolnaSweden
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Department DermatologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27605-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27606-4
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