International Journal of Cosmetic Science
© 2015 Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the Société Française de Cosmétologie
Edited By: Editor in Chief: Karl Lintner, Associate Editor: Majella Lane
Impact Factor: 1.451
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 34/61 (Dermatology)
Online ISSN: 1468-2494
Themed Virtual Issue on Moisturising
Dry skin is a common complaint of consumers worldwide, and "moisturising" is therefore one of the most frequent claims put forward in advertising the benefits of a cosmetic product, from shower gel to facial skin care and even to make-up powders and hair treatment.
The present virtual issue contains some of the recent work published in IJCS on selected topics connected with skin moisture. It is easy to understand that increased knowledge of the barrier function of the skin, especially the stratum corneum layer, leads to novel and improved approaches to moisture management in the epidermis.
The composition of the NMF, the effects of fatty acids, emollients, surfactants, hygroscopic properties as well as sensorial aspects are studied with techniques ranging from Corneometer to Raman spectroscopy. It is surprising how much we can still learn about skin moisture regulation.
As always, comments and reactions to these articles are welcome. Enjoy reading!