Cosmeceutical Critique

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...

Cosmeceutical Critique

Taurine

This beta-amino acid appears to hold promising potential in the dermatologic realm, particularly for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects...

Cosmeceutical Critique

Clove

The essential oil of clove shows promise, from treating palmar hyperhidrosis, chronic pruritus, and chronic anal fissure to eradicating acne-...

Cosmeceutical Critique

Tribulus terrestris

Germane to the dermatologic realm, T. terrestris is thought to exhibit antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, and immunomodulatory potential,...

Cosmeceutical Critique

Five common pitfalls of retailing skin care

Many studies have shown that, although consumers desire a choice when making purchases, they get overwhelmed if they are presented with too many...

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