Organizing the topical antiaging product shelf

February 9, 2004

Dermatologists and their patients have numerous cosmeceutical productsfrom which to choose. Doctors who categorize the agents can better helptheir patients understand how the novel therapies fit into skincare regimens.According to Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., clinical associate professor ofdermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, N.C.,key cosmeceutical categories include: barrier-enhancing vitamins, receptor-mediatedvitamins, regulators of collagen breakdown, anti-inflammatories, exfoliates,and botanicals.