Skin Barrier Function and Health 


George Deckner

In this article industry expert George Deckner explains strategies for improving the skin barrier function in formulations which include using humectants, barrier restoring lipids, and stimulating epidermal lipid synthesis. A healthy skin barrier is critical to normal skin function and many common dermatological conditions including dry skin, sensitive skin, and atopic dermatitis (Eczema).




George Deckner brings over 40 years of experience as a formulating chemist to his role as a personal care and cosmetics industry and cleaners expert at UL Prospector. He retired from Procter & Gamble in 2013, where he was a Victor Miles Research Fellow and one of the organization's top inventors, with 354 granted and filed global patents (201 U.S. patents). Currently, Deckner offers a suite of services for personal care and cosmetics industry professionals through Deckner Consulting Services.

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