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    Skin barrier benefits of sunflower seed oil

     

    [i] Danby SG, Alenezi T, Sultan A, et al. Effect of olive and sunflower seed oil on the adult skin barrier: implications for neonatal skin care. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013;30(1):42-50. 

    [ii] Lopez Perez G, Torres Altamirano M. Indications for sunflower oil concentrate in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. Rev Alerg Mex. 2006;53(6):217-25.

    [iii] Lodén M, Andersson AC. Effect of topically applied lipids on surfactant-irritated skin. Br J Dermatol. 1996;134(2):215-20.

    [v] Eichenfield LF, Mccollum A, Msika P. The benefits of sunflower oleodistillate (SOD) in pediatric dermatology. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009;26(6):669-75.

    [vii] Kanti V, Grande C, Stroux A, Bührer C, Blume-Peytavi U, Garcia Bartels N. Influence of sunflower seed oil on the skin barrier function of preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial. Dermatology (Basel). 2014;229(3):230-9.

    [viii] Msika P, De Belilovsky C, Piccardi N, Chebassier N, Baudouin C, Chadoutaud B. New emollient with topical corticosteroid-sparing effect in treatment of childhood atopic dermatitis: SCORAD and quality of life improvement. Pediatr Dermatol. 2008;25(6):606-12.

    Peter Lio, M.D.
    Peter Lio, M.D., is assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, ...

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    • DanPopowski
      Dr. Lio, Great article on sunflower seed oil. I am puzzled by the study with 22 preterm infants that showed an increase in TEWL and an overall decrease in skin barrier maturation. Do you think it is possible they used high oleic SSO that seems to be more available than regular high linoleic acid SSO? Any way of verifying this? Also, in immature skin wouldn't the decrease in skin pH be beneficial as it would be closer to physiological pH of acid mantle. Thanks. Dan

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