Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
On October 23rd, Likewise Skincare, producer of moisturizer for dry irritated skin, responds to an article published by News Medical which focuses on a study revealing the causes of eczema.
According to News Medical, “An influx of neutrophils that secrete a lipid called leukotriene B4 (LTB4) is responsible for triggering the itching and inflammation of the skin typically seen in patients with eczema, suggest study findings.” The article states that although research is still in development, researchers believe that blocking “this signaling cascade may help slow or halt the progression of eczema, a common skin condition affecting around 15% of children.” Lead study author Michiko Oyoshi of Harvard University explains that neutrophils may trigger eczema and suggests that by blocking LTB4 eczema sufferers may find relief. News Medical reports, “Oyoshi and co-investigators showed that tape stripping of mouse skin, to simulate itching, causes an influx of neutrophils to the surrounding area.”
Lisa Shariat, a representative of Likewise Skincare, states, “Likewise Skincare is a scientific skincare manufacturer, so this kind of research is incredibly insightful. Eczema is a very common skin condition that can be painful and irritating to those who suffer with it. The knowledge that eczema can be prevented will be a wonderful relief to the tremendous amount of people with eczema. In the meantime, I recommend that anyone suffering with dry irritated skin find a powerfully hydrating moisturizer that can soothe and calm their inflamed complexion.” Likewise Skincare commends the article and the informative study.
“The researchers found that they were able to block LTB4 synthesis and subsequent allergic skin response to mechanical stimuli in mice using pharmacologic agents,” News Medical reports. In addition, study co-author Raif Geha explains, “We showed that a drug that blocks the production of leukotriene B4 blocks the development of allergic skin inflammation in a mouse model of eczema.” The study has been published in the journal Immunity.
Likewise Skincare was founded by board-certified dermatologist and President of Likewise, Inc., Dr. Julie Pena. Likewise daily moisturizers are all-in-one but not one-fits-all. Each moisturizer is formulated with skin-balancing toners to work with your specific skin type. The moisturizers use a combination of anti-aging antioxidants, ultra-protective zinc oxide and water-resistant ingredients to keep you protected.