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A cosmetic that has or is purported to have medicinal properties.

cos′me·ceu′ti·cal adj.


a cosmetic that has, or is claimed to have, pharmaceutical properties
relating to cosmeceuticals
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Uttar Pradesh, June 28 -- Cosmeceuticals are scientifically produced products, which contain biologically active ingredients that have proven clinical benefits.
Their mission is to make dermatologist-grade cosmeceuticals accessible to all, for those who have never visited their dermatologist's office.
The term cosmeceuticals was coined in 1990 and it represents a therapeutic blend of cosmetics with pharmaceuticals.
ORLANDO -- The increasingly popular role of cosmeceuticals in treating acne has created some confusion among both dermatologists and their patients as to what's really effective and worth recommending.
In 34 chapters, dermatologists and industry specialists from the US, Europe, Japan, and Canada discuss the science of cosmeceuticals and active cosmetics, skin conditions for their use, their classes of use, and other aspects.
May 20, 2014 -- Cosmeceuticals have become the fastest growing segment of the cosmetics and personal care industry.
The survey was conducted in April 2013 via online interviews among a national sample of 804 adult women in the US to update key trends from the 2011 study of cosmeceuticals.
Sabinsa Corporation has expanded its line of natural cosmetic ingredients with the launch of D'Cosmix, which is the result of more than two decades of dedicated research by the Sami/Sabinsa team to develop novel cosmeceuticals derived from natural sources.
Headquartered in Mumbai, Cheryl's Cosmeceuticals was created in 1986 by Oscar and Cheryl Pereira.
L'oreal India has made its first acquisition in the domestic market by taking over Mumbai-based Cheryl's Cosmeceuticals, leader in skin and hair care products, for an undisclosed amount.
An international group of researchers in various sciences addresses the biological activities of different marine sources and the class of cosmeceutical agents they might deliver; the chemical properties of marine cosmeceuticals, with emphasis on chitosan as an agent; the biological properties and bioactive promise of the ocean for cosmetology, with a focus on marine fish and sponge-derived collagens and alternatives to existing cosmeceuticals for skin whitening, antiwrinkling, photo protection, tissue repair, antiacne, and hair growth; different strategies for enhanced cosmeceutical production through biotechnology; and industrial applications, including aquatic and marine bioactive antimicrobial peptides.
And perhaps that's where we should draw a line under cosmeceuticals, because those are the very same questions that Big Pharma asks itself at the discovery and development stage of a new drug.