October 23, 2019
Research from the Elias laboratory on why many moisturizers seem to only last for a few hours, before your skin feels drier then ever was featured in elemental.medium.com this week.
“To understand why some people with sensitive skin are trapped in this cycle, Elias and his team launched experiments to measure the long-term impact of moisturizers on what’s called the skin barrier — the outermost layer of the skin that’s meant to keep moisture in and irritants out.”
“These lotions feel good for an hour or two. Their formulations are sometimes very nice, but after that, your skin feels drier than ever. Patients think it’s a problem with their skin, but the problem is with the technology.”Peter M. Elias, M.D.