Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The horny layer of the skin.
- n. the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
“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.”
“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.”
“The top layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, is constantly undergoing renewal via the shedding of dead skin cells.”
“The outer layer of epidermis, the stratum corneum, does most of the work keeping your skin from becoming dry.”
“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.”
“There are four epidermal layers, the first of which is the stratum corneum.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Just beneath the Gore-tex of the stratum corneum lies the brick wall of the epidermis.”
“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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