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Document ID (ISN)78362
CIS number 02-848
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Perrenoud D., Gallezot D., van Melle G.
Title The efficacy of a protective cream in a real-world apprentice hairdresser environment
Bibliographic information Sep. 2001, Vol.45, No.3, p.134-138. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) irritation; skin diseases; barrier creams; hairdressing; hand
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; subjective assessment; comparative study; epidemiologic study; subject variability; aluminium hydroxide
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Skin protection
Skin diseases