Cosmetics, categories, and the future

Dermatol Ther. May-Jun 2012;25(3):223-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2012.01498.x.

Abstract

Cosmetics is an interesting unregulated category of over-the-counter products designed to enhance appearance and skin health. The coloring agents used in cosmetics are regulated along with their preservative constituents. New understandings of skin physiology have allowed cosmetics to advance beyond appearance issues into the functional arena. Cosmeceuticals is an unrecognized term from a regulatory perspective that conveys the new cosmetic formulations ability to improve skin health.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Coloring Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Coloring Agents / history
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Cosmetics / administration & dosage*
  • Cosmetics / history
  • Dermatologic Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Dermatologic Agents / history
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • History, 15th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Nonprescription Drugs / administration & dosage
  • Skin / drug effects*
  • Skin Absorption / physiology
  • Skin Aging / drug effects*
  • Skin Aging / physiology
  • Skin Care / history

Substances

  • Coloring Agents
  • Cosmetics
  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Nonprescription Drugs