The Stratum Corneum is a layer of
skin located within the epidermis.
(The skin is also known as the "integument",
More specifically, the stratum corneum is the outermost
layer of the skin and consists of approx. 30 layers of dead cells. The
been replaced by keratin (which is a type of protein).
These cells are
sometimes referred to as keratinocytes
To view the location of stratum corneum
relative to the other key components of the skin see:
of the Structure of the Skin. This may be of particular interest
to students of courses in massage,
reflexology, beauty therapies, and other clinical courses.