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Tenskinmetric Evaluation of Surface Energy Changes in Adult Skin: Evidence from 834 Normal Subjects Monitored in Controlled Conditions

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Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo 5, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Kalis srl, Via Caodevilla 38, Onigo di Pederobba 31040, Treviso, Italy
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Cosmetics 2014, 1(1), 44-50; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics1010044
Received: 12 January 2014 / Revised: 24 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from ISBS/SICC 1st Joint International Congress)
To evaluate the influence of the skin aging critical level on the adult skin epidermal functional state, an improved analytical method based on the skin surface energetic measurement (TVS modeling) was developed. Tenskinmetric measurements were carried out non-invasively in controlled conditions by contact angle method using only a water-drop as reference standard liquid. Adult skin was monitored by TVS Observatory according to a specific and controlled thermal protocol (Camianta protocol) in use at the interconnected “Mamma Margherita Terme spa” of Terme Euganee. From June to November 2013, the surface free energy and the epidermal hydration level of adult skin were evaluated on arrival of 265 male and 569 female adult volunteers (51–90 years of age) and when they departed 2 weeks later. Sensitive measurements were carried out at 0.1 mN/m. High test compliance was obtained (93.2% of all guests). Very interesting results are obtained. The high sensitivity and discrimination power of tenskinmetry combined with a thermal Camianta protocol demonstrate the possibility to evaluate at baseline level the surface energetic changes and the skin reactivity which occurs on adult skin. View Full-Text
Keywords: tenskinmetry; TVS skin test; contact angle method; Camianta protocol tenskinmetry; TVS skin test; contact angle method; Camianta protocol
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Dal Bosco, C.; Rossi, D.; Brunetta, A.; Bettero, A. Tenskinmetric Evaluation of Surface Energy Changes in Adult Skin: Evidence from 834 Normal Subjects Monitored in Controlled Conditions. Cosmetics 2014, 1, 44-50.

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