Dermatological conditions are explored fully in the medical literature, but this text will become the standard reference on the topmost layer of the skin. It distinguishes itself by its scholarship, its comprehensive treatment of all aspects of this specific subject, its accessibility and especially its focus. The editors have brought together international researchers to give an evidence-based presentation of the stratum corneum. From consumer demands and dandruff to aging and water absorption, these experts profile everything about this part of the skin, and they do so in a highly detailed but straightforward way. Dermatologists will find The Essential Stratum Corneum to be the standard text on the subject.