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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2021 March;23(1):7-13

DOI: 10.23736/S1128-9155.21.00516-1

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Evaluation of the hydrating/moisturizing effects of Viscoderm® Hydrobooster cream in healthy volunteers

Gloria ROVEDA 1, Alessia FORZINA 2 , Gabriele VECCHI 2, Vincenzo NOBILE 1, Andrea M. GIORI 2, Gilberto BELLIA 2

1 Complife Italia, Pavia, Italy; 2 IBSA Farmaceutici Italia, Lodi, Italy


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BACKGROUND: Skin dryness is an effect of ageing and of environmental stress, leading to alterations of the barrier properties of the skin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the hydration/moisturizing effects of a hyaluronic acid-based cream (Viscoderm Hydrobooster® Cream, IBSA Farmaceutici Italia; Lodi, Italy) applied to forearm or face skin.
METHODS: Twenty healthy volunteers with evidence of skin dryness were enrolled and asked to apply Viscoderm® Hydrobooster cream (IBSA Farmaceutici Italia). Skin hydration was determined by noninvasive instrumental analysis and were compared with a self-assessment questionnaire filled by the subjects.
RESULTS: The application of the studied cream was able to induce a clear and statistically significant improvement of forearm skin hydration 1 hour after its application. The moisturizing effect of the application of the cream to the face was assessed after 7 and 28 days and showed a very high statistically significant improvement in almost all the subjects. The self-assessment of the subjects confirmed the instrumental evaluations.
CONCLUSIONS: The application of the cream was able to improve the skin hydration in volunteers with skin tendency to be dry or very dry skin and was well tolerated.


KEY WORDS: Skin; Hyaluronic acid; Skin cream

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