Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics

Drugs vs. Cosmetics, 2nd Edition

Edited by Peter Elsner, Howard I. Maibach

Series Editor: Eric Jungermann

© 2005 – CRC Press

696 pages | 90 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9780824759438
pub: 2005-03-01
US Dollars$209.95

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About the Book

Completely revised and expanded, this Second Edition thoroughly examines the wide array of new and emerging cosmeceutical compounds from antiaging, skin care and repair, moisturizing, and protective compounds to agents with antimicrobial and antiirritant properties.


"…an excellent treatise on cosmeceuticals, especially useful for the dermatologist and the dermatologic cosmetic surgeon."

-International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology (for previous edition)

"…it is therefore important that the whole medical and chemical class that deals with topic products, both drug and cosmetic, has this book in the personal library. This easily readable book will…be printed over and over."

-Journal of Applied Cosmetology (for previous edition)

Table of Contents

Classes. Amino Acids. Antioxidants: Defense Systems in Skin. Botanical Extracts. Cutaneous Barrier Repair. Seborrhoeic Dermatitis. Decorative Products. Depigmentation Agents. Hydroxyacids. Lipids. Moisturizers. Alternative Drugs in Dermatology: An Overview. Cosmeceuticals in Photoaging. Phytosterols. Protective Creams. Sebum. Topical Retinoids. UV Care. Use of Growth Factors in Cosmecueticals. Substances. Dimethylaminoethanol. Hyaluronan. Kinetin. Melatonin. Topical Niacinamide Provides Skin Aging Appearance Benefits While Enhancing Barrier Function. Topical Retinyl Propionate Achieves Skin Benefits with a Favorable Irritation Profile. Phyllanthus Tannins. Management of Unwanted Facial Hair by Topical Application of Eflornithine. Ellagic Acids. Heat Shock Proteins for Cosmeceuticals. Evelle Supplementation. Retinaldehyde. Copper Peptide and Skin. Toxicology. Product Development. The Industry View. Regulatory.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology