Dermatology Research and Practice

Skin Barrier Protection


Publishing date
07 Sep 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
20 Apr 2012

1Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté France, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, 49202 Petah Tiqva, Israel

3Discovery Pediatrics Inc., Valencia, CA 91355, USA

4Cyber DERM Clinical Studies, 700 Parkway Drive, Broomall, PA 19008, USA


Skin Barrier Protection

Description

Besides defining the organism in space, skin protects the body by providing a multitude of barrier functions (keep water in, keep irritants and pathogens out, protect against UV or other environmental stress, etc.). This function can be compromised in certain skin conditions such as irritant contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis. Moreover, it has been shown that the skin barrier function undergoes a maturation process during the first years of life. It is therefore of interest in such cases to provide appropriate care during routines such as washing and bathing that would not be damaging the skin barrier and if possible enhance its protection. The area of barrier enhancement includes treatment for certain conditions such as emollient therapy for atopic dermatitis. Recent scientific discoveries in skin biology and formulation science have advanced on one hand the understanding of the regulatory mechanisms that control skin barrier homeostasis and on the other hand our knowledge of skin-product interactions. Application of this knowledge has led to the design of appropriate skin care products and the design of tests that can demonstrate barrier-related benefits.

In this special issue, we invite contributions of original research papers and review articles in this interesting area. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental understanding of skin barrier functions
  • Studies of skin barrier-related skin conditions
  • Insights of skin care formulation science with respect to skin barrier
  • Appropriate skin care routines and skin barrier therapies

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 691954
  • - Editorial

Skin Barrier Protection

Georgios N. Stamatas | Alex Zvulunov | ... | Gary L. Grove
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 836931
  • - Review Article

Management of Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: The Role of Emollient Therapy

M. Catherine Mack Correa | Judith Nebus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 198789
  • - Review Article

The Infant Skin Barrier: Can We Preserve, Protect, and Enhance the Barrier?

Lorena S. Telofski | A. Peter Morello | ... | Georgios N. Stamatas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 923134
  • - Review Article

Barrier-Restoring Therapies in Atopic Dermatitis: Current Approaches and Future Perspectives

Y. Valdman-Grinshpoun | D. Ben-Amitai | A. Zvulunov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 864734
  • - Clinical Study

Methods to Assess the Protective Efficacy of Emollients against Climatic and Chemical Aggressors

Romain Roure | Marion Lanctin | ... | Christiane Bertin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 495917
  • - Review Article

Cleansing Formulations That Respect Skin Barrier Integrity

Russel M. Walters | Guangru Mao | ... | Sidney Hornby
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 749561
  • - Review Article

Metal Allergy and Systemic Contact Dermatitis: An Overview

Yoko Yoshihisa | Tadamichi Shimizu
Dermatology Research and Practice
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Acceptance to publication31 days
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