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3rd Edition

Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics

ISBN 9781482214161
Published September 18, 2015 by CRC Press
472 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics discusses the science of nearly two dozen cosmeceuticals used today. This third edition provides ample evidence on specific cosmeceutical substances, their classes of use, skin conditions for which they are used, and points of interest arising from other considerations, such as toxicology and manufacturing. The book discusses both cosmetic and therapeutic uses of cosmeceuticals for various conditions including rosacea, dry skin, alopecia, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, purpura, and vitiligo.

Active ingredients in the following products are discussed: caffeine, curcumin, green tea, Rhodiola rosea, milk thistle, and more. Also covered are topical peptides and proteins, amino acids and derivatives, antioxidants, vitamins E and C, niacinamide, botanical extracts, and biomarine actives. Providing ample scientific references, this book is an excellent guide to understanding the science behind the use of cosmeceuticals to treat a variety of dermatological conditions.

Table of Contents

Bakuchiol: A Retinol-Like Functional Compound, Modulating Multiple Retinol and Non-Retinol Targets
Ratan K. Chaudhuri

Cutaneous Applications of Caffeine

Andrea M. Hui, Jared Jagdeo, Neil Brody, and Reena Rupani

Curcumin in Cosmetics: Biochemical Basis for Skin Repair with Use of Topical Curcumin

Madalene C.Y. Heng

The Cosmetic and Therapeutic Uses for Epicatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG)

Michael S. Leo, Howard I. Maibach, and Raja K. Sivamani

Ellagic Acid

William Tuong and Raja K. Sivamani

Gamma-Linolenic Acid-Containing Vegetable Oils

Reto Muggli

Hexylresorcinol: Providing Skin Benefits by Modulating Multiple Molecular Targets

Ratan K. Chaudhuri


Claudine Piérard-Franchimont, Didier Saint-Léger, Sarah Peters, and Gerald E. Piérard


Stanley B. Levy

Topical Resveratrol

Andrea M. Hui, Jared Jagdeo, and Neil Brody

Impact of Rhodiola rosea on Skin

Mahtab Jafari


Andrew Mamalis and Jared Jagdeo

Topical Niacinamide

Andrea M. Hui and Bishr Al Dabagh

Anti-Aging Topical Peptides and Proteins

Fakhra Khalid, Farzam Gorouhi, and Howard I. Maibach

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Kazutami Sakamoto


Frank Dreher, Jens Thiele, and Jacquelyn Levin

Decorative Cosmetics

Giorgiana Giancola and Mitchell L. Schlossman

Hair Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals

Robin Alexander

Moisturizers: Treatment of Dry Skin Syndrome and Barrier Defects

Marie Lodén

Cosmeceutical Treatments of the Nail

Alexandra R. Vaughn and Raja K. Sivamani

Botanicals and Cosmeceuticals for Sun Protection

William Tuong, Sandy Kuo, and Raja K. Sivamani

UV Care

Kumi Arakane and Eiji Naru

Topical Vitamins E, C, and Ferulic Acid and Topical L-Selenomethionine

Karen E. Burke and Doren Madey Pinnell

The Use of Cosmeceuticals in Rosacea

Ashley Clark, Whitney A. Fisk, Hadar A. Lev-Tov, and Raja K. Sivamani

Cosmeceutical Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia

Michael S. Leo, Howard I. Maibach, and Raja K. Sivamani

Eczema, Xerosis, and Cutaneous Barrier Repair

Catherine Mack Correa, Diana R. Johnson, Julie B. Hirsch, and Katharine M. Martin

Melasma and Depigmentation Agents

Oma N. Agbai and Susan C. Taylor

The Use of Cosmeceuticals for Oily Skin, Seborrhea, and Seborrheic Dermatitis

Negar Foolad, Chelsea Ma, and Raja K. Sivamani

Cosmeceutical Treatments for Purpura

Michael S. Leo and Raja K. Sivamani

Vitiligo (Repigmentation Agents)

Amir Al-Dabagh, Andrea M. Hui, and Bishr Al Dabagh

Botanical Extracts

Alain Khaiat and Claude Saliou

Biomarine Actives

Gina Athwal

Analytical Chemistry of Botanical Extracts

Susan E. Ebeler and Alyson E. Mitchell

Legal Distinction in the United States between a Cosmetic and a Drug

Peter Barton Hutt

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Edited by

Raja K. Sivamani, MD, assistant professor of clinical dermatology, University of California, Davis, USA

Jared R. Jagdeo, MD, MS, Department of Dermatology, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California; and Department of Dermatology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Peter Elsner, MD, Department of Dermatology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, San Francisco, USA


"The editors have taken a subject about which I am passionate and the contents list makes fascinating reading. For readers interested in the specific ingredients covered, there is interesting material and some good references to follow-up for further study. In summary, this is an interesting read of a collection of writings, but not a full reference text."
Lorna Bowes, Director, Aesthetic Source, UK, PMFA News, July 2017

Praise for previous editions:

"An excellent treatise on cosmeceuticals, especially useful for the dermatologist and the dermatologic cosmetic surgeon."
International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology

"This easily readable book will … be printed over and over."
Journal of Applied Cosmetology