University of Hertfordshire

Collection and characterisation of residual skin surface components obtained from sebum, sweat and epidermal lipids

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Dermatological Sciences
EditorsRobert Chilcott, Keith R. Brain
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-1849733984
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameIssues in Toxicology


Collection and analysis of skin surface lipids or sebum has been reported in several previous studies where Sebutape™, polyurethane foam, cigarette paper and organic solvents were used to acquire samples, analysis of which was performed by thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography and infra-red spectroscopy. However, there is great variation in the reported quantity of sebum present on the skin surface as well as its composition

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