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Alberto Zaniboni  
Oncologia Medica, Fondazione Poliambulanza


Skin Benefits with a Novel Emollient-Treated Menstrual Pad

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

Affiliation: Feminine Clinical Sciences, Winton Hill Business Center, 6110 Center Hill Road Box 136, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH USA 45232, USA.


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

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Article Details

Page: [29 - 35]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1574887111308010005