Cosmeceuticals represent the marriage of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Like cosmetics, cosmeceuticals are topically applied, but they contain ingredients that influence the biological function of the skin. Cosmeceuticals improve the appearance of skin by delivering nutrients necessary for healthy skin.
Examples of cosmeceuticals include anti-aging creams and moisturizers containing active ingredients such as vitamins, phytochemicals, enzymes and antioxidants. The most advanced cosmeceuticals are a combination cosmetics and micronutrition.Dermatologists, doctors and patients face many problems that may be relieved with customized cosmeceuticals, including:
Dark circles under the eyes
Loss of radiance
Fair skin with blotches
Scarring and keloids
Traumatized or diseased nails
Your Compounding Pharmacist can work with your doctor to compound the right kind of cosmeceutical preparation for you.