The aim of this work was to study the effect of Lippia sidoides essential oil (LSEO) on stratum corneum lipids and the permeation of salicylic acid. DSC and FTIR spectroscopy were applied.
LSEO 1% (v/v) significantly enhanced salicylic acid flux through snake skin. According to the DSC curves changes in the transition
temperature of the lipids were observed indicating that LSEO can interact with stratum corneum. The IR spectrum of skin treated
with LSEO showed a decrease in the peak intensity for CH2 stretchings (2920–2850 cm–1) however the peak positions did not alter suggesting the extraction of the lipids.