On the use of infrared spectroscopy for the in vivo measurement of the water content of the horny layer after application of dermatologic ointments

@article{Gloor1981OnTU,
  title={On the use of infrared spectroscopy for the in vivo measurement of the water content of the horny layer after application of dermatologic ointments},
  author={Max Gloor and Glenn Hirsch and U. Willebrandt},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
  year={1981},
  volume={271},
  pages={305-313}
}
Infrared-spectroscopic investigations of the water content of the stratum corneum after application of emulsions and wash solutions are reported. As a methodologic variation infrared spectroscopy is applied after stripping the skin to determine the hydration of various depths of the stratum corneum by ointments. Using soap as an example, a method of correcting the overlap effects between the ointment and skin spectrums is presented which expands the application possibilities of infrared… CONTINUE READING