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Recent Advances in Mild and Moisturizing Cleansers

January 2019 | Volume 18 | Issue 1 | Supplement Individual Articles | 80 | Copyright © January 2019


KP Ananthapadmanabhan PhD,a James J. Leyden MD,b Stacy S. Hawkins PhDc

aJL Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH bDepartment of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA cUnilever Research & Development, Trumbull, CT

Figure7Figure8servatives in cleansing technologies. This area is likely to get increased attention from researchers in the coming years for a better understanding of the skin condition and for technologies specifically developed for them.Facial Cleansing A detailed discussion of facial cleansing is beyond the scope of this paper. Briefly, the type of products for facial cleansing vary from almost water-like non-foaming cleansers to foaming cleansers that leaves the skin with a well-stripped taught feel. Cleansers also vary significantly in their pH values all the way from highly alkaline soap like cleansers to highly acidic anti-acne cleansers. Another newer entry into the anti-acne area includes a technology using natural actives such as thymol and terpineol that has shown efficacy in clinical studies.54 In general, unlike in body wash, “oily” emollients are not ideal for facial cleansing. Instead, humectants such as glycerol and light moisturizers are preferred