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, H.I. Maibach.

Journal Name: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Volume 8 , Issue 1 , 2013


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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Year: 2013
Page: [29 - 35]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1574887111308010005

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