The skin is the largest organ of the body and requires TLC from the owner… YOU. The skin consists of 5 layers of the epidermis. The outermost layer of the epidermis is called the stratum corneum, which is dead skin. Skin barrier, acid mantle, defensive barrier are names that defines the outer epidermis layer. It consists of keratinocytes that constantly shed and replaced by new cells. The other 4 layers contains lipids to hold the skin together and melanocytes to produce pigment. Below the epidermis is the dermis and this is where the magic happens. The dermis produces collagen, protein, and adipose fat, which give the skin its subtleness. The.