Multifunctional moisturisers for dry skin needed

Source: Jacob Lund – stock.adobe.com

A new paper to be published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science (doi:10.1111/ics.12690) points out that dry skin is still a major problem globally and as a result, truly multifunctional moisturisers, with ingredients that have multiple mechanisms of action, need to be developed to address the underlying changes in the (patho)physiology of the condition.

This was the focus of Stettler et al. ‘Targeted dry skin treatment using a multifunctional moisturizer’. As a result, it is important to address the claimed product efficacy as a multifunctional moisturiser relative to those reported by others, especially to the claim of improving ‘overall epidermal differentiation’ from use of the formulation.

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