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Trans Epidermal Water Loss Research

Assessing Trans-Epidermal Water Loss, Skin Firmness and Hydration

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Trans Epidermal Water Loss Research

Case Study Overview

A healthy skin is influenced by a complex interplay of many factors. This case study presents a clinical trial that aimed to assess the effect of an oral supplement on some of these skin dimensions. Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (skin barrier function) was assessed using TEWAMeter®, skin hydration using Corneometer®, skin firmness using Cutometer® and Omega-3-index using finger prick blood test.

Challenges and Objectives

The primary objective of this clinical trial was to determine the effect of 12-week daily consumption of an oral supplement as compared to a placebo on Trans-Epidermal Water-Loss (TEWL).

Other objectives of this clinical trial were to determine:

• Skin hydration

• Skin firmness

• Subjective evaluation of Skin Quality, Hydration, Moisture and Elasticity

• Omega-3-index

• Skin Lipid content

Case Study Highlights

Study product

Oral supplement

Study age group
+18

years old

Primary endpoint

Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL)

Study duration
12

week intervention study

Trans Epidermal Water Loss Research
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