472 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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