Development and Study of Ingrown Hair Treatments Part. 2

The 21st century has witnessed an increased prevalence of men and women removing unwanted body hair for cosmetic, social, cultural, or medical reasons. When not done properly, the removal of unwanted hair can lead to injuries to the skin and can cause ingrown hairs, also known as razor bumps. The prevention of ingrown hairs is highly dependent on utilizing post-hair removal treatments (e.g. after shave) and exfoliants; however, many products on the market contain high concentrations of ethanol or isopropanol, resins, or other harsh chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural oils, resulting in skin irritations, burning sensations, pH imbalance, and lacerations that can lead to severe skin infections. In this new proposal, we hope to continue our collaboration with Sugar & Co. for the development of a post-hair removal treatment and ingrown hair treatment. TO BE CONT'D

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Joanne Curiel Tejeda
Faculty Supervisor: 
Michael Kerr
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Ontario
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