COSMECEUTICALS: THE BIOACTIVE ELEMENTS IN NEW-AGE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Keywords:Cosmeceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, Bioactive, Cosmetics
Background: Cosmeceuticals are defined as products that bridge the gap between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They are intended to affect the biology of the skin, and as such, their effects often go beyond the simple improvement of the appearance of the skin. The bioactive elements in cosmeceuticals may include traditional pharmaceutical ingredients, herbal extracts, or other biologically active agents. The end user's needs drive the choice of bioactive elements in a cosmeceutical product. Objectives: In this review, we discuss the various bioactive elements used in cosmeceuticals and their potential disadvantages or benefits for skin health. Methodology: The most relevant literature was retrieved by using different electronic databases. Results: Safety is a feature that is frequently valued when categorizing these cosmeceuticals, and the prevalence of cosmeceuticals exhibited a rising trend due to the expanding beauty business. As the market expands and therapeutic possibilities continue to become realistic options for component selection, the desire for cosmeceuticals is clear. Conclusion: These cosmeceuticals may reduce the effects of aging or even out skin color, but their protective qualities will always make them the preferred choice.
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