Cosmeceutical Critique

Update on argan oil



Although clinical research data on argan oil are limited, its traditional uses and inclusion in novel cosmetic products suggest that further study is warranted. Randomized controlled trials are needed to elucidate cutaneous benefits, if any, from this rare botanical.

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Dr. Baumann is the CEO of Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute in Miami. She founded the Cosmetic Dermatology Center at the University of Miami in 1997. She is the author of “Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice” (New York: McGraw Hill, 2002), and a book for consumers, “The Skin Type Solution,” (New York: Bantam Dell, 2006). Her latest book, “Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients” (McGraw Hill) was published in November 2014. Dr. Baumann has received funding for clinical grants from Allergan, Aveeno, Avon Products, Evolus, Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline, Kythera, Mary Kay, Medicis Pharmaceuticals, Neutrogena, Philosophy, Topix Pharmaceuticals, and Unilever. She also develops and owns the Baumann Skin Type Solution skin typing solutions and related products.

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