|Document ID (ISN)||78362|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Perrenoud D., Gallezot D., van Melle G.
||The efficacy of a protective cream in a real-world apprentice hairdresser environment
||Sep. 2001, Vol.45, No.3, p.134-138. Illus. 23 ref.
||The aim of this study was to compare the protective action of a new barrier cream and that of its vehicle in the context of hand irritation of apprentice hairdressers caused by repeated shampooing and exposure to hair-care products. This was a double-blind crossover study comparing the barrier cream (containing aluminium chlorohydrate 5% as active ingredient) against its vehicle alone. The efficacy of the creams was evaluated taking into account the clinical scores by researchers, biometric measurements and subjective opinions of the participants. An analysis of variance was performed considering the order of application, degree of atopy, and reported number of shampoos. Very little difference in efficacy between the protective cream and its vehicle was observed. However, the presence of aluminium chlorohydrate in the protective cream was shown to have a positive effect against work-related irritation. The participants rated the cosmetic qualities of the creams to be as important as their real protective and hydrating properties, an important factor in compliance issues.
||irritation; skin diseases; barrier creams; hairdressing; hand
||irritants; subjective assessment; comparative study; epidemiologic study; subject variability; aluminium hydroxide
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hairdressing & beauty parlours