Effect of olive and sunflower seed oil on the adult skin barrier: implications for neonatal skin care.

@article{Danby2013EffectOO,
  title={Effect of olive and sunflower seed oil on the adult skin barrier: implications for neonatal skin care.},
  author={S G Danby and Tareq AlEnezi and Amani Sultan and Tina Lavender and John Chittock and Kirsty L. Brown and Michael J Cork},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={42-50}
}
Natural oils are advocated and used throughout the world as part of neonatal skin care, but there is an absence of evidence to support this practice. The goal of the current study was to ascertain the effect of olive oil and sunflower seed oil on the biophysical properties of the skin. Nineteen adult volunteers with and without a history of atopic dermatitis were recruited into two randomized forearm-controlled mechanistic studies. The first cohort applied six drops of olive oil to one forearm… CONTINUE READING
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