Soaps in the management of xerosis

R. S. Padilla, W. V. Mason, L. E. Becker, E. B. Smith

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Fifty men and women, aged twenty to sixty-one, with dry skin of the legs, were treated over a 4 week period, comparing the effects of 'hard-milled' versus 'dry-skin' (triethanolamine) soaps on the condition of the stratum corneum commonly known as dry skin. Subjective preferences of the subjects heavily favored the dry skin soap. Objective grading of skin changes showed a trend in favor of the dry skin soap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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