© 1992

Skin Cleansing with Synthetic Detergents

Chemical, Ecological, and Clinical Aspects

  • Otto Braun-Falco
  • Hans Christian Korting
Conference proceedings

Part of the Griesbach Conference book series (GRIESBACH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. The Use of Synthetic Detergents for Skin Cleansing Historical Background

  3. Skin Cleanser Chemistry The Chemistry of Synthetic Detergents

  4. Physiological and Pathophysiological Aspects of the Use of Synthetic Detergents for Skin Cleansing Skin pH

  5. Skin Flora

  6. Skin Surface Structure

About these proceedings


Over the last 35 years, synthetic detergents have become increasingly important as skin cleansing agents. With the vast range of soaps and synthetic cleansers available nowadays, doctors and pharmacists are expectedto advise on how to cleanse normal as well as diseased skins. Sound advice must include knowledge of the nature, composition, and action of the available surfactants and cleanser preparations, the physiology and pathophysiology of the skin surface, the microbial ecology ofthe skin, and the factors that control the skin flora. Much of this knowledge is the result of recent research. Health care professionals must be familiar, not only with the benefits, but also with the possible adverse effects of synthetic detergents on the human skin (roughness, water loss, etc.) and on the environment. This monograph draws upon the expertise of numerous scientists to present a comprehensive view of the subject.


Dermatitis Detergentien Hautreinigung Skin Cleansing Syndets Synthetic Detergents evaluation hygiene methodology pathophysiology physics quality assurance skin treatment water

Editors and affiliations

  • Otto Braun-Falco
    • 1
  • Hans Christian Korting
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MunichMünchen 2Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Skin Cleansing with Synthetic Detergents
  • Book Subtitle Chemical, Ecological, and Clinical Aspects
  • Editors Otto Braun-Falco
    Hans C. Korting
  • Series Title Griesbach Conference
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-55409-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-50146-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 53 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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