A new study by Dr Guy German of Binghamton University has found that the wettability of the top layer of the skin can be altered through treatment.
Wettability of skin refers to the texture of the probability by which the outermost tissue layer of the skin can influence the spread of chemicals and microorganisms. Guy German research demonstrates that the wettability of the skin can, in fact, be controlled through treatment and buffering of sodium lauryl sulfate to different pH values.
Alongside the fact that this is the very first time anyone has changed the qualities of skin through the use of chemicals, this innovative study by Guy German presents a new world of possibilities for the cosmetic industry. For instance, using treatment to make the skin more hydrophilic and attracted to water can enhance the spreading of cosmetic products to coat the skin. As the first study of its kind, it is fascinating to determine how rapidly the beauty industry is able to leverage the science and whether the research can lead to improvements in skin care for the long-term.