In Vitro 3D Human Tissue Models for “Sensitive Skin” via H&PC Today

16 April 2019 - 0 commentaire

DAGMAR JÍROVÁ1, HELENA KANDAROVA2*
*Corresponding author
1. National Institute of Public Health, Department of Toxicology amd Veterinary Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
2. InVitroTox Consulting, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

The use of cosmetics in today’s world has a major psychosocial importance and impact on strengthening self-confidence, self‐image enhancement and social impression management. However, the world is rapidly …

The use of cosmetics in today’s world has a major psychosocial importance and impact on strengthening self-confidence, self‐image enhancement and social impression management. However, the world is rapidly changing and our body, starting with the skin, is under strong assault from indoor and outdoor pollution, sudden temperature changes in climates going from the cold, dry winds outdoors to dry heat indoors and has not yet evolved enough to neutralize these factors on its own. 

The consequences range from increased skin sensitivity and irritation to premature skin aging, discoloration, dryness, dullness, roughness and even to organ damage and, at its worst, cancer. Cosmetics may offer at least some ways to protect against the damage and provide the skin repair.

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