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Skin Cleansing with Synthetic Detergents

Chemical, Ecological, and Clinical Aspects

  • Otto Braun-Falco
  • Hans Christian Korting

Part of the Griesbach Conference book series (GRIESBACH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. The Use of Synthetic Detergents for Skin Cleansing Historical Background

  3. Skin Cleanser Chemistry The Chemistry of Synthetic Detergents

  4. Physiological and Pathophysiological Aspects of the Use of Synthetic Detergents for Skin Cleansing Skin pH

  5. Skin Flora

  6. Skin Surface Structure

  7. Beneficial Effects of Synthetic Detergent Cleansers in Human Trials Under Simulated Use Conditions

  8. Unwanted Effects of Synthetic Detergent Cleansers when Used in Normal or in Diseased Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. J. Ring, R. Gollhausen
      Pages 173-180
  9. Quality Assurance and Environmental Aspects of Synthetic Detergent Skin Cleansers

  10. The Use of Synthetic Detergent Skin Cleansers

About these proceedings

Introduction

Over the last 35 years, synthetic detergents have become increasingly important as skin cleansing agents. With the vast range of soaps and synthetic cleansers available nowadays, doctors and pharmacists are expectedto advise on how to cleanse normal as well as diseased skins. Sound advice must include knowledge of the nature, composition, and action of the available surfactants and cleanser preparations, the physiology and pathophysiology of the skin surface, the microbial ecology ofthe skin, and the factors that control the skin flora. Much of this knowledge is the result of recent research. Health care professionals must be familiar, not only with the benefits, but also with the possible adverse effects of synthetic detergents on the human skin (roughness, water loss, etc.) and on the environment. This monograph draws upon the expertise of numerous scientists to present a comprehensive view of the subject.

Keywords

Dermatitis Detergentien Hautreinigung Skin Cleansing Syndets Synthetic Detergents evaluation hygiene methodology pathophysiology physics quality assurance skin treatment water

Editors and affiliations

  • Otto Braun-Falco
    • 1
  • Hans Christian Korting
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MunichMünchen 2Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-50146-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-55409-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-50146-3
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