Cosmeceuticals – Trends and Future Prospects

By Saili Dixit Gadkari

june / July 2023

Author’s Note:
Who does not wish to look beautiful? Beauty covers numerous aspects of skincare, hair care, face care, body care, and so on. Are you having concerns related to your skin, face, hair, or body lately? Do you opt for personal care products like creams, lotions, and shampoos, or do you prefer to use medicated products prescribed by your doctor when you face such concerns? Cosmetics are products that are intended to beautify, promote attractiveness, alter your appearance, and cleanse, however, they are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale nor do they intend to affect the structure and function of the body. On the other hand, a drug is typically defined as a pharmaceutical compound or synthetic pharmaceutical molecule used for the treatment, mitigation, cure, or prevention of disease. Drugs are any substance (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body, according to the broad definition provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If deciding between going for a cosmetic or pharmaceutical product is confusing for you, here’s another option – COSMECEUTICALS! Everyone seems to be talking about cosmeceuticals these days. It is a hybrid product category that falls between cosmetics and drugs.

Introduction To Cosmeceuticals

The natural personal care industry’s most important segment is cosmeceuticals. In essence, cosmeceuticals are nothing more than a blend of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Cosmeceuticals, also known as cosmetic-pharmaceutical hybrids, are topical products that combine ingredients from both the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries with the goal of enhancing beauty.



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