Cosmeceuticals vitamins

Clin Dermatol. Sep-Oct 2009;27(5):469-74. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2009.05.010.

Abstract

The term cosmeceutical was created over 25 years ago to define products with active substances that cannot be considered cosmetics or drugs. Cosmeceuticals are increasingly popular, with sales representing one of the largest growing segments of the skin care market. These products are found in many forms, including vitamins, peptides, growth factors, and botanical extracts. Cosmeceuticals that contain topically applied vitamins have an increasing role in skin care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use*
  • Ascorbic Acid / therapeutic use
  • Cosmetics / pharmacology
  • Cosmetics / therapeutic use*
  • Esthetics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Niacinamide / therapeutic use
  • Skin Absorption / drug effects*
  • Skin Aging / drug effects
  • Skin Care / methods
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vitamin A / therapeutic use
  • Vitamin E / therapeutic use
  • Vitamins / pharmacology
  • Vitamins / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Antioxidants
  • Cosmetics
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Niacinamide
  • Ascorbic Acid