Safety evaluation of a self-foaming facial wash in patients with atopic dermatitis and xerosis

Hideko Hattori, Mina Yamada, Yasuko Inaba, Kayoko Matsunaga, Mie Suzuki, Haruhito Takahashi, Mariko Shimada, Makoto Kawashima

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Abstract

The purpose of washing the face is not only to clean it, but also to maintain the skin physiology in a healthy state. In particular, patients with atopic dermatitis and xerosis require a low-stimulus hypoallergenic formula with good lubrication and moisture-retention properties to prevent irritation of their sensitive skin. A new facial wash, consisting of a self-foaming gentle cleanser in a pump dispenser, was examined over 4 weeks to evaluate its safety and effectiveness in patients with dry skin, such as atopic dermatitis and xerosis. No side effect was reported during the study in 41 subjects. Skin physiology was evaluated in 21 of these subjects. The skin surface moisture level was significantly increased after 4 weeks of use, and transepidermal water loss was improved. Most of the subjects evaluated the new facial wash as an easy-to-use, effective facial cleanser and moisturizer. The results of this examination show that the new self-foaming gentle cleanser is safe, with effective skin-moisturizing action, and could be used by patients with dry skin, such as atopic dermatitis and xerosis, with a high degree of satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-223
Number of pages8
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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