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Protecting Your Body’s Largest Organ – At Its First Line of Defense

Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ? Protecting your skin is vital to your overall health. The stratum corneum is composed of 15-20 layers of flattened cells. As recently as the 1960’s, researchers believed that the stratum corneum was only a collection of dead, shedding cells without any function. As it

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History of Skin Science

Surprisingly, early physicians and scientists had little interest or regard for human skin. Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle believed that skin was an afterthought, passively produced like a rind on cheese. Roman anatomist Galen considered the skin to be just an annoying wrapper, hiding the more significant mysteries hidden beneath. Late in the 18th century,