Cosmeceutical products lie between pharmaceutical and cosmetics products. It is a cosmetics product with medicinal or drug-like benefits. They are often targeted to consumers looking for results-oriented solutions or skin-repairing benefits. They work at a cellular level and avoid harsh chemicals which are associated with cosmetics products. They counter the effects of changing environmental conditions and offer a cost-effective alternative to cosmetic surgery. Cosmeceuticals usually contain active ingredients that influence the skin.
Examples of Active Ingredients in Cosmeceuticals
Antioxidants, such as vitamin C, an antioxidant when added to a skincare product.
Botanical Extracts from Plants and oils derived from flowers, herbs, seeds, nuts, roots, and berries
Marine Extracts, sea algae, seaweed, marine algae, and micro-algae
Peptides which can provide significant anti-aging benefits when used in skincare products
Depigmenting agents that help lighten the skin and lose skin pigment
UV Protection that offers sun protection
Exfoliants which helps remove dead skin and outer layers of thickened skin, encouraging skin turnover.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids which soften fine wrinkles, lighten pigmentation spots, tighten and improve skin texture
Skin challenges that cosmeceuticals can be suitable for