This up-to-date reference describes how retinoids and carotenoids function in the skin and how they can be utilized to prevent and treat a wide variety of skin diseases, as well as advance biomedical research in relation to cancer treatment and immunology.� Providing an in-depth update on the pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, and new applications of
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