Patents

Method for improving skin condition

March 16, 2004

1. A method for improving skin condition of a wearer in the area covered by a treated absorbent article, the method comprising the following steps: (a) applying to the wearer an unused, treated absorbent article having a skin care composition that improves skin smoothness upon transfer to the skin of the wearer; (b) transferring to the wearer at least a portion of the skin care composition from the unused, treated article during wear whereby the unused, treated article is transformed to a used, treated article; (c) removing the used, treated article from the wearer; and (d) repeating steps (a), (b) and (c) with six or more additional treated article for at least a 24 hour period; whereby at least 0.03 mg/in2 (0.0047 mg/cm2) is transferred to the wearer's skin over the 24 hour period so as to cause an improvement in skin condition in the area of a wearer covered by the treated absorbent articles having a skin care composition, relative to skin covered by untreated absorbent articles that do not comprise the skin care composition, is manifested in terms of a skin condition measure selected from the group consisting of: (1) smoother skin as measured via image analysis of skin casts and (2) reduced squamous cell release in the D-Squame tape analysis.
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