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Cosmetics 2014, 1(2), 117-127;

The Age Factor in the Cosmetic Management of Biophysical Skin Parameters

Institute of Skin and Product Evaluation (ISPE) srl, Via Bruschetti, 1, 20125 Milano, Italy
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Received: 20 February 2014 / Revised: 16 May 2014 / Accepted: 22 May 2014 / Published: 5 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from ISBS/SICC 1st Joint International Congress)
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In this study we investigated the correlation between the basal skin hydration data, elasticity and surface roughness and the age of volunteers. Then, we analyzed the variations obtained at the end of the treatments with anti-age cosmetic products for the face. The aim was to investigate the susceptibility to improvement of volunteers from different age groups. Data were collected in our testing laboratory based in Milan over a 6-year long activity. We only considered measurements performed on the face of a female population aged between 18 and 70 years of age. Values were subdivided in age groups for each considered parameter and were statistically compared. As expected, skin roughness increased and R2 elasticity parameter decreased with ageing, while hydration values resulted to be higher in older women. Apparently, this unaccountable result is probably due to the fact that elderly women living in urban areas tend to take appropriate care of their skin, thus improving skin hydration effectively. Interestingly, as for skin hydration, the analysis showed that women aged 61–70 were the most susceptible to improvement induced by several types of cosmetic treatments. However, when considering the skin roughness values, women over 50 years old seemed to react better to cosmetic treatment. As for skin elasticity, the highest improvement values were found with women between 31 and 50 years of age. View Full-Text
Keywords: age groups; biophysical skin properties; cosmetic treatment; susceptibility age groups; biophysical skin properties; cosmetic treatment; susceptibility

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Cartigliani, C.; Bonfigli, A.; Brancato, S.; Rigano, L. The Age Factor in the Cosmetic Management of Biophysical Skin Parameters. Cosmetics 2014, 1, 117-127.

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