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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 11(5); 2013 > Article
Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2013;11(5): 951-957.
20대 여대생을 대상으로 한 아보카도 오일 함유 보습제의 만족도 및 피부 보습에 미치는 효과
박은아, 김교남, 김혜옥
Effect of Moisturizer Containing Avocado Oil on the Skin Moisture and Personal Satisfaction of 20s Female College Students
Euna Park, Gyo-Nam Kim, Hae Ok Kim
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to estimate about emollient effect of avocado oil on human heels and elbows which are in dry condition. The number of study participants were 34, including 16 study group and 18 control group. The study was performed under nonequivalent control-group pretest quasi experimental research design. The subjects in study group applied avocado oil mist on their heels and elbows twice a day in the morning and evening for 7 days. The ones in control group applied the mist without avocado oil in same methods. After completion of experiment, the emollient effect of avocado oil was estimated by the moisture measuring instrument in both groups. There is significant emollient effect of avocado oil on elbows but non-significant on heels. The subjects felt moisture and emollient sense on their elbows and heels themselves. Conclusively, the emollient effect of avocado oil was different in quantity between the elbows and heels. Because heels is thicker and drier than elbow, much longer application of avocado oil and supportive method such as scrubbing is required to get emollient effect on heels.
Key words: Avocado oil, Moisturizer, Skin moisture, 20s female college student
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