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Document ID (ISN)102185
CIS number 03-1291
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Klotz A., zur Mühlen A., Veeger M.
Title New skin protection formulations
Original title Nuevos preparados de protección cutánea [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2003, No.165, p.29-34. Illus.
Abstract The protective properties of a new multiphase water/oil/water emulsion system were studied, together with its effect on skin irritated with a test solution consisting of 0.5% sodium lauryl sulfate in water. 15 persons were subjected to a repeated irritation patch test under occlusive dressing, with the irritation being then treated either with the new product, with vaseline or with a water/oil emulsion, or not treated at all. The new product showed the best results in terms of protection. Furthermore, it had a positive influence on the regeneration of skin irritated with sodium lauryl sulfate. The product was also tested among 180 employees of three production units of a large engine component manufacturer, who responded to a questionnaire on their use of skincare products. 67% declared regularly using such products, 29% rarely and 4% never. Only 8% of the persons questioned stated that the product they had used previously offered superior protection. The absorptive properties and the propensity for repair were judged very good by 72% of the respondents and good by 90%. 88% expressed the wish to use this novel product again once all the testing would be completed.
Descriptors (primary) irritation; emulsions; skin protection; motor vehicle industry; skin
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; skin tests; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Skin protection