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Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
ISSN (Print): 1574-8871
ISSN (Online): 1876-1038
VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1574887111308010005









Skin Benefits with a Novel Emollient-Treated Menstrual Pad

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Author(s): M.A. Farage, K.W. Miller, C. E. Azuka, B. Wang, S. Lankhof, D. Henn, A. Messerschmidt, A. Goldhammer, Klaus-P. Wilhelm and H.I. Maibach
Pages 29-35 (7)
Abstract:
Manufacturers of consumer products consistently seek to improve marketed products in terms of both safety and efficacy. The desire for continued improvement is seen even in well-established products such as catamenial products which have existed in some form for thousands of years. A recent innovation in the design of menstrual pads is the addition of a surface finish of emollient for the purpose of increasing comfort during wear. The present paper presents different evaluations of such an emollient-treated menstrual pad with a novel absorbent core. These investigations demonstrated product tolerability, defined the optimal formulation and concentration of the emollient-containing finish, and demonstrated successful transfer of the emollient to the relevant skin surface. In addition, enhancement of skin moisturization, associated with exposure to the emollient-treated pad, was demonstrated by several technologies: assessment of skin moisturization by Corneometer®, skin friction testing, and skin capacitance.
Keywords:
Emollient, menstrual pad, skin moisturization, BTK, FCAT, skin capacitance, skin friction testing, novel absorbent, erythema scores, physiological saline
Affiliation:
Feminine Clinical Sciences, Winton Hill Business Center, 6110 Center Hill Road Box 136, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH USA 45232, USA.