Research Article| Volume 19, ISSUE 4, P371-374, July 2001

Cosmetology, cosmetics, cosmeceuticals: definitions and regulations

  • Larry E Millikan
    Address correspondence to Larry E. Millikan, MD, Department of Dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 USA
    Department of Dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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      The growth of the cosmetic industry, together with the dramatic increase in advances in cosmetic chemistry, has been one of increasing interface with dermatologists. The change especially in dermatology has found less emphasis on medical dermatology and growth in the areas of cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery. With this, the dermatologist has had to become more aware of principles and products in the field of cosmetics. The use of these newer products as an adjunct to the practice of dermatology coincides nicely with recent international congresses, whose theme has been “healthy skin for all” and variations on such.
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