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Nanotechnology, Inflammation and the Skin Barrier: Innovative Approaches for Skin Health and Cosmesis

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Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
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Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
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Academic Editor: Lisa A. DeLouise
Cosmetics 2015, 2(2), 177-186; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics2020177
Received: 3 April 2015 / Revised: 13 May 2015 / Accepted: 29 May 2015 / Published: 3 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotechnologies in Cosmetics)
Dermatologic physiology and aesthetics are profoundly connected. Inflammatory stimuli abound in the environment, and have the potential to impact both the physiology and aesthetics of the integument. Inflammation results in a compromised epidermal barrier, impaired moisture retention, erythema, scale and pigment alteration. The advent of nanotechnology has introduced a variety of new approaches to preserving skin cosmesis in the face of inflammation. In this article, we review the architecture and physiology of the epidermal barrier, describe the pathological and aesthetic effects of inflammation, and report recent advances in the development of nanomaterials to offset the aesthetic impact of inflammation. View Full-Text
Keywords: inflammation; nanotechnology; cosmetics; epidermal barrier; erythema; scale; pigment alteration inflammation; nanotechnology; cosmetics; epidermal barrier; erythema; scale; pigment alteration
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Landriscina, A.; Rosen, J.; Friedman, A.J. Nanotechnology, Inflammation and the Skin Barrier: Innovative Approaches for Skin Health and Cosmesis. Cosmetics 2015, 2, 177-186.

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