Dermatology Update 2018 FALL
SESSIONS & ABSTRACTS
MONTREAL, FAIRMONT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH - NOVEMBER 15-18, 2018
Ceramides 1, 3, 6-II containing hydrating cleanser bar and cream with additional 3% salicylic acid for dry, flaking and scaling skin conditions – a cohort study
Introduction: The skin of subjects with dry, flaking and/or scaling conditions is characterized by decreased water and skin lipids content. Daily use of gentle cleansers and moisturizers may help to restore and maintain an optimal skin barrier function.
A cohort study was developed to evaluate efficacy of daily use of a ceramides containing hydrating cleanser bar* and cream* that also has 3% salicylic acid (study products), for dry, flaking and scaling skin conditions.
Thirty-five adults with mild-to-moderate dry skin conditions from four centers in Canada received daily treatment with the study products. Physician and subject assessed skin condition comparing baseline (day 0) versus day 28 (end) was scored using the Dry skin classification scale1 and the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS). Subjects also rated satisfaction, product features, quality of life aspects, safety and tolerability.
Thirty-four subjects completed the treatment and study period; one was lost to follow up. Daily use of the study products significantly improved skin condition when comparing baseline versus day 28 (+/- 5 days results. Both the physicians and subjects using the dry skin classification scale scored a significant improvement of the dry skin condition (t (34) = 7.72, p < 0.05 and t (34) = 10.37, p < 0.05 respectively). GAIS scores at 28 days confirmed the improvements. After treatment subjects reported a significant improvement in the quality of their professional life, self-image and social life. The products were shown to be safe, comfortable and well tolerated.
The results indicated the cleanser and moisturizer to offer an effective, easy and comfortable option for dry, flaking and scaling skin conditions skin conditions.
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*CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar and CeraVe Renewing SA Cream, L’Oreal Laboratories
1 Guenther L, Lynde CW, Andriessen A, et al. Pathway to dry skin prevention and treatment. J Cutan Med Surg. 2012; 16(1);23-31.