We're moving in on that vase like structure. You can get a better idea of dimension with this photo, plus you can now see what is left of the cells. What is left is the cell membranes, that's what all those little bubbly looking things you're seeing are. You should be getting a little better idea of the complexity of skin at the microscopic and cellular level by now. I tried to find some kind of pictures in my old bio books on this cellular structure that surrounds the follicle, the best I could do was a pen and ink rendition. The cells at this point are empty of contents, and again, what remains are the cell membranes which are made up of primarily phosphorus, and lipids, or fats. I want to point out that the cell to cell bond of this structure HAS NOT been broken. The bond that has been broken would be one in which this structure would have been joined to other cells in the epidermis by protein links, with the protein for the linking being produced by other specilaized cells within the epidermis.