Practical Aspects of Cosmetic Testing

How to Set up a Scientific Study in Skin Physiology

  • Joachim W. Fluhr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Legal Aspects of Cosmetic Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oliver Wunderlich
      Pages 3-13
    3. Hristo Dobrev
      Pages 15-25
    4. Betsy Hughes-Formella
      Pages 27-31
    5. Gerald E. Piérard, Valerie Docquier, Anelavre Schreder, Sophie Neuberg, Claudine Piérard-Franchimont
      Pages 33-41
    6. Sinead Hickey, Steve Barton
      Pages 43-61
  3. General Aspects of Cosmetic Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Oliver Wunderlich
      Pages 65-73
    3. Ragna Williams
      Pages 75-77
    4. Ragna Williams
      Pages 79-82
    5. Gabriel Khazaka
      Pages 83-88
    6. Enzo Berardesca
      Pages 89-99
    7. Betsy Hughes-Formella
      Pages 101-106
    8. Hristo Dobrev
      Pages 107-119
  4. Practical Aspects of Testing: Typical Examples of Test Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Razvigor Darlenski, Joachim W. Fluhr
      Pages 123-141
    3. Razvigor Darlenski, Theresa Callaghan, Joachim W. Fluhr
      Pages 143-153
    4. Hristo Dobrev
      Pages 155-170
    5. H. Zahouani, M. Fougère
      Pages 171-178
    6. Elisabeth Ammitzbøll Holm
      Pages 179-185
    7. Juergen Lademann, Joachim W. Fluhr
      Pages 187-195
    8. Razvigor Darlenski, Joachim W. Fluhr
      Pages 217-226
    9. Tobias W. Fischer
      Pages 227-245
    10. Gregor B. E. Jemec
      Pages 247-252
    11. Truus Roelandt, Diane Roseeuw, Jean Pierre Hachem
      Pages 253-259
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-272

About this book


Assessment of skin physiology is moving rapidly away from a purely descriptive approach as we gain a deeper understanding of biophysical and biochemical processes in the stratum corneum, such as those relating to its barrier function and hydration. As a result of research utilizing bioengineering methods, reliable and reproducible approaches are now available for product testing in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry as well as in basic research. This book examines in detail all aspects of cosmetic testing – legal, general, and practical. After discussion of regulatory and ethical issues and guidelines, essential guidance is provided on the planning, performance, and evaluation of scientific studies in skin physiology. The topics addressed range from laboratory and staffing requirements through to testing devices and methods, factors influencing measurements, and study design. In addition, detailed information is provided on test settings for a range of cosmetic products. All of the authors are recognized experts in their field. This book will be invaluable to researchers, students, and medical staff in explaining how best to assess skin functions in controlled studies using non-invasive biophysical instruments.


assessment biophysical and biochemical process clinical study cosmetic products evaluation non-invasive biophysical method

Editors and affiliations

  • Joachim W. Fluhr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and Allergology Center of Experimental and Cutaneous PhysiologyCharité – University ClinicBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05066-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-05067-1
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