Effective tool for assessment of the quality of barrier creams - relationships between rheological, textural and sensory properties

Agnieszka Kulawik-Pióro , Anna Ptaszek , Joanna Kruk


The efficiency of barier creams (BC) in the prevention of occupational skin diseases is closely related to their mechanical, rheological but also sensory properties. The measurement procedure we elaborated, which simulates the spreadability conditions on the skin and evaluation whether the structure reconstruction occurs (hysteresis loop test, shear rate dependence of normal force), allows the assessment of the effectivness of the BC in terms of mechanical resistance and its adhesion to the skin surface. In this thesis an effort was made to define the impact of the human factor – the product application on skin – on the efficiency of medical devices for cutaneous use. Creams‘ performance such as the spreadability or the feeling on the skin during and after application, which mostly determine users willingness to use them systematically and rigorously, have been linked to parameters obtained during the structure analysis and to rheological properties. Moreover an attempt has been made to correlate the values of basic textural properties with rheological parameters determined by viscoelasticity and classic flow analysis. Instrumental analysis of selected BC products demonstrated a good correlation with organoleptic tests carried out on probands. The applicability of our tool for quality evaluation of BC has been confirmed.
Author Agnieszka Kulawik-Pióro
Agnieszka Kulawik-Pióro,,
, Anna Ptaszek (FoFT / DoEaMiFI)
Anna Ptaszek,,
- Department of Engineering and Machinery in Food Industry
, Joanna Kruk (FoFT / DoEaMiFI)
Joanna Kruk,,
- Department of Engineering and Machinery in Food Industry
Journal seriesRegulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, ISSN 0273-2300, e-ISSN 1096-0295, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishSkin barrier, Barrier creams, Texture profile, Sensory analysis, Quality of barrier creams, In vitro method
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 3005 Toxicology
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273230019300261/pdfft?md5=dcd8abf0cc69ede6866fb01a5333aae6&pid=1-s2.0-S0273230019300261-main.pdf
Internal identifierWTŻ/2019/12
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.005; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.996 (2) - 2018=2.821 (5)
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Udział procentowyA. Ptaszek: 50%, J. Kruk: 50%
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