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Book and New Media Book Reviews
March 2003

Skin Moisturization (Cosmetic Science and Technology Series, Vol 25)

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Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(3):396-397. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.3.396

Moisturization of the skin is a rapidly advancing area of technology of great importance to dermatology. Since water is the plasticizer of the skin, it is key to maintaining the flexible barrier that protects us from the diversity of the world environments. As dermatologists, we know that decreased water content in the skin leads to disease, including the wide range of eczematous dermatoses that account for many of the patient encounters in our offices. The issue of skin moisturization is completely addressed by an international cadre of experts in Skin Moisturization, the newest book in the Marcel Dekker Cosmetic Science and Technology Series, and edited by James J. Leyden and Anthony V. Rawlings. This is volume 25 in a collection of books that represent the knowledge base of the cosmetic chemist as of 2002. Each book in the series deals with a separate product category or concept related to skin care.