Cosmetics cannot modify the pathological state of skin diseases, but it
is well-known that they provide hygiene, care, protection in all states
of skin disorders. The result of their use is the significant
improvements of skin functions. A careful selection of ingredients,
which need be both innocuous and effective is required when dealing with
high skin reactivity, enhanced TEWL, xerosis, impaired integrity of the
stratum corneum, bacterial or mycotic proliferation, or with the
problems of baby’s, aged or atopic skin. In all the above-mentioned
cases, hydrogenated polydecenes based cosmetics become a tool for
providing or reinforcing the skin balance. Hydrogenated polydecenes are
safe as they do not penetrate into the lower layers of the epidermis.
These features allow the formulation of innovative skin care products,
which are suitable for all types of delicate skin. Application examples
clarify most of the described advantages.