horny layer


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  • noun

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the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off

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The uppermost part of your skin is known as the horny layer and it is here that dead skin cells gather, together withoil, sweat and make up.
These crystals are set in motion by a vacuum-created low pressure applied to the skin with a special hand-piece which allows the controlled and gentle removal of dead cells from the horny layer (the outer layer of the epidermis).
Penetration of titanium dioxide microparticles in a sunscreen formulation into the horny layer and the follicular orifice.
1] When the horny layer loses its softness and flexibility it becomes rough and brittle, resulting in dry skin.
The stratum corneum, the outermost layer, is composed of flattened dead cells (corneocytes or squames) attached to each other to form a tough, horny layer of keratin mixed with several lipids, which help maintain the hydration, pliability, and barrier effectiveness of the skin.