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Dermatol Ther. 2012 May-Jun;25(3):223-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2012.01498.x.

Cosmetics, categories, and the future.

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Department of Dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27262, USA. zdraelos@northstate.net

Abstract

Cosmetics is an interesting unregulated category of over-the-counter products designed to enhance appearance and skin health. The coloring agents used in cosmetics are regulated along with their preservative constituents. New understandings of skin physiology have allowed cosmetics to advance beyond appearance issues into the functional arena. Cosmeceuticals is an unrecognized term from a regulatory perspective that conveys the new cosmetic formulations ability to improve skin health.

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