Skin Tolerance of a New Bath Oil Containing St. John’s Wort Extract

  title={Skin Tolerance of a New Bath Oil Containing St. John’s Wort Extract},
  author={J. Reuter and C. Huyke and H. Scheuvens and M. Ploch and K. Neumann and T. Jakob and C. Schempp},
  journal={Skin Pharmacology and Physiology},
  pages={306 - 311}
  • J. Reuter, C. Huyke, +4 authors C. Schempp
  • Published 2008
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Background: Dry and atopic skin requires skin care with lipid-rich emollients and moisturizing bath or shower oils. However, it has been shown recently that some bath oils may even impair the skin barrier. Objective: To investigate the skin-irritating potential of a new bath oil containing a lipophilic St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) extract. Methods: In this single-center, randomized, double-blind, prospective study, 3 bath oils together with positive and negative controls were applied… CONTINUE READING
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