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P Xiao, H Packham, X Zheng, H Singh, C Elliott, EP Berg and RE Imhof.
Applied Physics B, 86(4), 715-719, 2007.



Opto-thermal radiometry and the condenser-chamber TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) method are two novel technologies for in vivo skin studies. In this paper, for the first time, we combine the measurement results of the two technologies, and study the stratum corneum water concentration distribution, water status in stratum corneum, stratum corneum thickness as well as its swelling effects, and stratum corneum water-holding capabilities. We present both the theoretical background and illustrative measurement results.

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