The skin protective barrier function is assessed by measuring Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) with the Tewameter®.
A compromised protective barrier will not preserve the natural hydration of the skin and it will not provide an effective skin protection. In such a situation, the measured water loss or TEWL rates will increase.
Topical products may aim to protect the integrity of the skin barrier against environmental stress or to repair the barrier.
“Protects”, “Repairs”, “Restores skin barrier function”, “Preserves skin natural hydration”, “Replenishes skin moisture barrier”