Silicone, tretinoin led wave of cosmeceuticals

February 1, 2004

The arena of cosmeceuticals, cosmetics, and skincare has undergone dramatic changes in the past 25 years. Why, 25 years ago there were no cosmeceuticals, in fact the word had not yet been coined by Dr. Albert Kligman, and the most sophisticated product in the over-the-counter skincare market was a petrolatum, mineral oil, and glycerin moisturizer. Exciting changes have occurred on many fronts, including the development of new ingredients, new classes of products, and new biologic actives.

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