Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The horny layer of the skin.

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  • n. the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off

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Examples

  • "The penetration of such hydrophilic components into the skin are highly suppressed by a water impermeable barrier of the stratum corneum, which is composed of protein-rich nonviable cells and intercellular lipid domains," they claimed in a study published in the Journal of Oleo Science.

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  • It is theorized that water loss from the stratum corneum leads to production of cytokines, which in turn increases the amount of collagen laid down by the fibroblasts there.

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  • The top layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, is constantly undergoing renewal via the shedding of dead skin cells.

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  • The outer layer of epidermis, the stratum corneum, does most of the work keeping your skin from becoming dry.

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  • As the keratinocytes reach the stratum corneum, they are cut off from the nourishment in the dermis and become a flatter, harder protein keratin, until they die and flake off completely.

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  • There are four epidermal layers, the first of which is the stratum corneum.

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  • Those tireless inflammatory cells go into action to repair the stratum corneum when it is wounded by a sunburn, a scrape, or excessive dryness caused by too much washing, which strips the skin of natural oils.

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  • And remember that above this layer is the cement level of the basement membrane that is glued to the dermis, the brick wall of the stratum granulosem and the Gore-tex of the stratum corneum.

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  • Just beneath the Gore-tex of the stratum corneum lies the brick wall of the epidermis.

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  • The stratum corneum is packed tight with skin cells (bricks) and fatty lipids (mortar), so to move through this tier an ingredient must be compatible with one of them.

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