volume 271, issue 1-2, P251-256 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.11.016
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Abstract: The objective of the present work was to investigate the effect of formulation excipients on human stratum corneum (SC) barrier function in vivo. Two formulations, an ointment and an oil-in-water cream, were applied to the skin of human volunteers under both occlusive and non-occlusive conditions. The effects of each treatment were then evaluated using three non-invasive biophysical techniques: transepidermal water loss (TEWL), impedance spectroscopy (IS) and attenuated-total-reflectance Fourier transform infr…

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