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Stratum corneum moisturization at the molecular level: an update in relation to the dry skin cycle.
Skin color distribution plays a role in the perception of age, attractiveness and health in female faces
Skin color distribution plays a role in the perception of age, attractiveness and health in female faces: P206 Paul Matts;Bernhard Fink;Karl Grammer;Maria Burquest; Journal of the American Academy ofExpand
In vitro assessment of the broad-spectrum ultraviolet protection of sunscreen products.
Determination of critical wavelength by means of UV substrate spectrophotometry provides a rapid, inexpensive, and reliable measure of broad-spectrum protection, which is largely independent of SPF, yet ensures long-wavelength UVA protection commensurate with SPF. Expand
Color homogeneity and visual perception of age, health, and attractiveness of female facial skin.
Skin color homogeneity, driven by melanin and hemoglobin distribution, influences perception of age, attractiveness, health, and youth. Expand
Measuring the effects of topical moisturizers on changes in stratum corneum thickness, water gradients and hydration in vivo
The development of confocal Raman spectroscopy for use in human subjects provides noninvasive, real‐time, in vivo measurement of SC water concentration profiles and this state of the art equipment is used to measure the effect of the long‐term use of moisturizers on SC thickness for the first time. Expand
Chronic sun damage and the perception of age, health and attractiveness.
  • P. Matts, B. Fink
  • Medicine
  • Photochemical & photobiological sciences…
  • 31 March 2010
It is suggested that the "marriage" of the scientific fields of skin biology and evolutionary psychology provides a modern, powerful framework for investigating the causes, mechanisms and perception of chronic sun damage of skin, as it explains the human obsession with a youthful and healthy appearance. Expand
Visible skin condition and perception of human facial appearance
There is now accumulating evidence that skin pigmentation and skin surface topography cues have a significant influence on attractiveness judgements, as they seem primarily to signal aspects of age and health. Expand
The COLIPA in vitro UVA method: a standard and reproducible measure of sunscreen UVA protection
The COLIPA ‘In Vitro Sun Protection Methods’ group has developed a new in vitro method for measuring UVA protection in a standardized, reproducible manner, based on in vitro UV substrate spectrophotometry and convolution of resulting absorbance data with the action spectrum for the in vivo Persistent Pigment Darkening endpoint. Expand
Influence of Aqueous Cream BP on corneocyte size, maturity, skin protease activity, protein content and transepidermal water loss
This work has reported methodology to quantify corneocyte maturity and size, protease activity and protein content within different levels of the SC. Expand
Ultraviolet A radiation: testing and labeling for sunscreen products.
Conceptually, sunscreen products are quite simple. The ultraviolet (UV) filters in these products reduce the "dose" of solar energy to which the skin is exposed. Underlying this empirical notion areExpand