Cosmeceutical Critique

Cosmeceutical Critique

Parabens – friend or foe?

It is time that we help consumers understand that the substitutes for parabens are often worse than parabens, and parabens are not as sensitizing...

Cosmeceutical Critique

Bakuchiol

Topical applications of bakuchiol have been demonstrated to confer antiaging benefits.

Cosmeceutical Critique

Lactobionic acid

Lactobionic acid (4-O-beta-galactopyranosyl-D-gluconic acid), a disaccharide formed from gluconic acid and galactose, has been established as a...

Cosmeceutical Critique

Melatonin update, Part 2

At the cutaneous level, melatonin exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, photoprotective, tissue regenerative, and cytoprotective activity.

Cosmeceutical Critique

Melatonin update, Part 1

Directly or via its circadian impact, melatonin also affects skin as well as core body temperature.

Cosmeceutical Critique

The role of the skin microbiome in skin disease

The microbiome of the gut and skin can impact one another in health and disease. Numerous dermatologic disorders can be traced to gastrointestinal...

Cosmeceutical Critique

The role of the skin microbiome in skin care

Many supplement and cosmeceutical companies have jumped on the microbiome bandwagon prematurely and claim that their products increase "good...

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