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Non-invasive measurement method of skin conditions by using Dermalab@ Combo

Ab. Hadi, Hazrina and Mohd Hanif, N and Mohd Sidik, NFA and Mohd Rani, MRN and Mohd Shuhaimi, MS (2014) Non-invasive measurement method of skin conditions by using Dermalab@ Combo. Malaysian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1 (11). p. 91. ISSN 2180-429X (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Introduction: Skin as a protective barrier from exogenous substances. The aim of the study was to evaluate the realibility of the DermaLab Combo in measuring transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and skin hydration. Methodology 50 male and 50 female students from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) were voluntarily participated in this study. The readings were taken on volar forearm of the volunteers were taken using TEWL probe and hydration pin probe. A set of questionnaire was also distributed to obtain the information about the skin care regime and their daily habits. Results and discussion: Most students who often use moisturizer have lower TEWL value than those who do not use it. A low TEWL is reflects the skin barrier integrity. Skin hydration is also correlated with the use of moisturizers. This is supported by Rosado et al. (2009) who proved that the application of moisturizers can increase stratum corneum hydration. The hydration state of the skin was also higher in volunteers who consumed water of more than 1L per day. It has been reported that fluidity has a positive correlation with stratum corneum hydration. This is because water content at tissue level might redistribute up to the stratum corneum which ultimately hydrated the skin. Conclusions: In this study, it can be concluded that DermaLab® combo is a reliable skin analysis instrument that offers high precision, accuracy and reproducibility on all the measuring parameters. Reference: Rosado, C., Pinto, P., & Rodrigues, L. M. (2009). Assessment of moisturizers and barrier function restoration using dynamic methods. Skin Research and Technology, 15(1), 77-83.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5589/40806
Uncontrolled Keywords: skin
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Dr Hazrina Ab Hadi
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 11:53
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 11:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40806

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