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Cosmeceuticals: Safety, Efficacy and Potential Benefits


Ming, LC and Ang, WC and Yang, Q and Thitilertdecha, P and Wong, TW and Khan, TM, Cosmeceuticals: Safety, Efficacy and Potential Benefits, Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Technology, IGI Global, RK Keservani, AK Sharma and RK Kesharwani (ed), India, pp. 287-288. ISBN 9781522507543 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0754-3.ch010


Cosmeceuticals are topical cosmetic-pharmaceutical hybrids used to maintain and improve appearance and beauty of the skin. The strong demand from the consumers to constantly look youthful and flawless has driven the research and development as well as sale volume of cosmeceuticals. Present studies show that many cosmetic products, which were assumed to be inert in the past, may modulate dermatological structure or function. The key players of cosmeceuticals are anti-aging therapy along with bleaching agent, sunscreen, and hair cosmeceuticals. This book chapter aims to explore the safety, toxicity and efficacy of these cosmeceuticals. Challenges and possible advancement potentials would be discussed. As patients are increasingly seeking advice from physicians and pharmacists regarding cosmeceuticals, the authors hope to provide health care professional and pharmaceutical scientists a resource that would aid to educate patients in using evidence-based cosmeceuticals to enhance their appearance and alleviate dermatological problems.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Ming, LC (Dr Long Ming)
ID Code:114079
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2017-02-04
Last Modified:2017-03-27

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