Archive for "Cosmeceuticals"

Do growth factors in moisturizers and serums really work?

Monday, April 1st, 2013, 5:00 am

Growth factors, peptides, and other macromolecules have become very popular in the cosmeceutical industry over the last decade (see blog on cosmeceuticals). Most of these cosmeceuticals are targeted toward females, however there are a growing number of over-the-counter products (especially serums) that target men. Growth factors are normal signaling molecules [...]

What is a cosmeceutical? | Cosmeceutical Facts

Monday, March 25th, 2013, 5:00 am

Cosmeceuticals (a portmenteau for “cosmetic” and “pharmaceutical”) are over-the-counter skin care products that claim to contain biologically active ingredients with “drug like” properties.   These ingredients, when added to moisturizers, serums and creams, claim to have pharmaceutical grade effects, such as preventing DNA damage, reversing skin aging, or increasing the [...]

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