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Track 22: Cosmeceuticals


In the area of natural organic skincare, the term "cosmeceutical" is becoming more popular. The term designates a product that combines cosmetics and medications. In essence, a cosmeceutical is a skincare item that includes a physiologically active ingredient that is supposed to have medicinal effects on the skin.

To put it another way, although you might assume that the lavender extract in your skincare products is only there to make them smell lovely, the manufacturer may have added it because some of its chemical constituents have active anti-inflammatory or antibacterial effects.

This idea shouldn't be shocking to anyone. Consumers are eager to move away from what they perceive to be skincare containing synthetic chemicals, as seen by the enormously growing global market for natural skincare. Consumers are now beginning to look for natural organic skincare, in addition to a growing interest in organic food, clothing, and other goods. Within this mentality, the idea of a cosmeceutical fits nicely.

However, this innovative new idea hasn't exactly made the government agencies in charge of pharmaceuticals very happy. The idea of a cosmeceutical has no legal foundation. "Any such category as 'cosmeceuticals'" is not recognised by the US Food and Drug Administration.

A cosmetic product may have a secondary preventative (but not curative) aim, according to EU cosmetics legislation. For any skincare product to be sold everywhere in the world, it would need to be authorised and subjected to exorbitantly expensive testing.

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What is cosmeceuticals?

Between medicinal and cosmetic items are cosmeceuticals. It is a cosmetic item having therapeutic or drug-like properties. They target customers looking for products that deliver results or have positive effects on skin restoration. They avoid the harsh chemicals found in cosmetics items and operate at the cellular level. They provide a less expensive option to cosmetic surgery and counteract the impacts of changing environmental conditions. Cosmetics typically have active substances that have an effect on the skin.


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Examples of Active Ingredients in Cosmeceuticals

Antioxidants, such as vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant when added to skincare products, are examples of active ingredients in cosmetics.

Plant-based botanical extracts, including those made from flowers, herbs, seeds, nuts, roots, and berries, as well as oils.

Seaweed, marine algae, seaweed extracts, and microalgae

When utilised in skincare products, peptides can significantly slow the signs of ageing.

substances that lighten the skin and reduce skin pigment

UV shielding provides sun protection.

Exfoliants promote skin turnover by removing dead skin cells and the top layers of thicker skin.

Alpha hydroxy acids tighten, smooth out, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin issues that cosmeceuticals can help with

sunkissed skin

arid skin

sallow skin

dried-out skin

Cracked and rough skin

fine lines on the skin

creased skin

Variable skin tone

greasy skin

skin prone to acne

Skin Blemishes Skin Pigmentation

Skin Sensitivity

Uneven Skin

Examples of Cosmeceutical Products

Illustrations of Cosmetic Products

Serums and Creams for Anti-Aging

Cleansers for Advanced Skin

Products for Skin Tightening


Sun Defense

Whitening Skin to Combat Acne

Anti-Cellulite \sAnti-Wrinkles

Scar Creams and Gels

Creams for body slimming

Hair Products for Growth

hair fall remedies

Solutions for Scalp Repair and Dandruff

Products for Lip Rejuvenation and Care

Products based on Hyaluronic Acid (HA)