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What are Cosmeceuticals?


Cosmeceutical products lie between pharmaceutical and cosmetics products. It is a cosmetic product with medicinal or drug-like benefits. They target consumers looking for results-oriented solutions or skin-repairing benefits. They work at a cellular level and avoid harsh chemicals 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 antioxidants 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 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 help remove dead skin and outer layers of thickened skin, encouraging skin turnover.

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids soften fine wrinkles, lighten pigmentation spots, tighten and improve skin texture

Skin challenges that cosmeceuticals can be suitable for

  • Sun-damaged skin

  • Dry skin

  • Dull skin

  • Dehydrated skin

  • Rough and Cracked skin

  • Skin with fine lines

  • Wrinkled skin

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Oily skin

  • Acne-prone skin

  • Skin Pigmentation

  • Skin Blemishes

  • Sensitive Skin

  • Scarred Skin

Examples of Cosmeceutical Products

  • Anti-Aging Creams and Serums

  • Advanced Skin Cleansers

  • Skin Tightening Products

  • Moisturizers

  • Sun Protection

  • Anti-Acne

  • Skin Whitening 

  • Anti-Cellulite

  • Anti-Wrinkles

  • Scar Gels and Creams

  • Body Slimming Creams

  • Hair Growth Products

  • Hair Fall Solutions

  • Scalp Repair

  • Anti-Dandruff Solutions

  • Lip Care and Rejuvenation Products

  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based Products

Trends in Cosmeceuticals

  • Use of a plant stem-cell and Nano-materials technology in anti-aging products.

  • Natural and herbal cosmeceuticals are rapidly growing.

  • Increasing the use of cosmeceuticals by the men segment.

  • Most cosmetics and personal care manufacturers are moving towards cosmeceuticals.

  • Many pharmaceutical companies are also getting into cosmeceutical manufacturing.

  • Increasing demand for hair growth products.


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