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Special considerations in eye cosmetics

  • Zoe Diana Draelos
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    Address correspondence to Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, 2444 North Main Street, High Point, NC 27262 USA
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    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, North Carolina, USA
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      The eyes are perceived socially as a mirror to the soul, yet from a dermatologic standpoint the eyes represent a transition area between skin with the thinnest stratum corneum on the entire body, and the moist conjunctival covering of the eye itself. The unique nature of the skin around the eyes and the importance of product safety for cosmetics designed for the eye is a formulation challenge for the cosmetic chemist.
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