Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Does anyone know where I can find that study?

  • alchemist

    December 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Looks like Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19, should be Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings (2008) 13, 15–19;

    The problem with the internet is there is a lot of quoting of references, but no one ever reads them any more.
  • alchemist

    December 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm
  • pma

    December 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    TKS alot Alchemist! Anyway the last study says: “The infrequency of reports of ethanol sensitivity suggests suggests that it’s a weak sensitizer. The cases of positive skin reactivity generally have been associated with occupational contact, skin disinfection, or ingestion. Certainly human skin is frequently exposed to ethanol from a variety of cosmetic and household products, and yet there is little or no risk of developing an allergic reaction. The exaggerated conditions under which reactivity was induced in our subjects exceeds normal exposure”.

    VERY different from what she says…
  • OldPerry

    December 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Just remember…anyone can write anything about anything on the Internet.

    Always double-check sources and be skeptical of what you read.  Paula does a good job of attempting to back up her statements but she is not a scientist.  Ultimately, marketers will get things wrong when they are trying to fit scientific findings into their marketing stories.

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