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Evaluation of gender difference in skin type and pH

  • Myo-Kyoung Kim
    Affiliations
    Pharmacy Practice, University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, 751 Brookside Road, Stockton, CA 95211,USA
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  • Sun-Young Choi
    Affiliations
    Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-dong, Bundang-Gu, Seongnam, Kyounggi-do 463-707, South Korea
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  • Hee-Jin Byun
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    Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-dong, Bundang-Gu, Seongnam, Kyounggi-do 463-707, South Korea
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  • Chang-Hun Huh
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    Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-dong, Bundang-Gu, Seongnam, Kyounggi-do 463-707, South Korea
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  • Kyoung-Chan Park
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    Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-dong, Bundang-Gu, Seongnam, Kyounggi-do 463-707, South Korea
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  • Rajul A. Patel
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    Pharmacy Practice, University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, 751 Brookside Road, Stockton, CA 95211,USA
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  • Annie H. Shinn
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    Pharmacy Practice, University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, 751 Brookside Road, Stockton, CA 95211,USA
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  • Sang-Woong Youn
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    Corresponding author. Tel.: +82 31 787 7319; fax: +82 31 787 4058.
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    Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-dong, Bundang-Gu, Seongnam, Kyounggi-do 463-707, South Korea
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      The difference of skin type between the two genders has not been clearly illuminated, to the best of our knowledge. This is partly due to a lack of standardized methods to objectively determine skin type. Recently, several methods have surfaced for evaluating skin type by measuring sebum secretion with reasonable accuracy [
      • Pierard G.E.
      • Pierard-Franchimont C.
      • Marks R.
      • Paye M.
      • Rogiers V.
      The EEMCO Group
      EEMCO guidance for the in vivo assessment of skin greasiness.
      ,
      • Youn S.W.
      • Kim S.J.
      • Hwang I.A.
      • Park K.C.
      Evaluation of facial skin type by sebum secretion: discrepancies between subjective descriptions and sebum secretion.
      ,
      • Youn S.W.
      • Na J.I.
      • Choi S.Y.
      • Huh C.H.
      • Park KC.
      Regional and seasonal variations in facial sebum secretions: a proposal for the definition of combination skin type.
      ]. Among these methods, the Sebumeter® has become an acceptable method in measuring sebum casual levels (CL) according to the “European Expert Group on Efficacy Measurement of Cosmetics and Other Topical Products (EEMCO) guidance for the in vivo assessment of skin greasiness” [
      • Pierard G.E.
      • Pierard-Franchimont C.
      • Marks R.
      • Paye M.
      • Rogiers V.
      The EEMCO Group
      EEMCO guidance for the in vivo assessment of skin greasiness.
      ].

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