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Soapsmith's Notes — TEWL

How our skin functions

Acid Mantle Barrier Function cosmetic chemistry Dermis Epidermis skin TEWL

How our skin functions

Let's talk about our largest organ. THE SKIN!  Fun facts: The skin is part of the integumentary system which comprises the hair, skin, nails, specialized glands and nerves. The skin is the largest and heaviest organ- it comprises 16% of your bodies weight, (bonus fact- the liver is the second largest and heaviest). The skin is a barrier, a thermostat, a sensor, a factory and a window. The skin can be broken down into 3 major layers with minor layers living within those layers the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis The epidermis has 5 layers (stratum corneum is the top most...

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