Cosmetics Business discovers: What is a cosmeceutical?

Published: 17-Jan-2018

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Dr. Jack Ferguson, Director of Skinnovation

Dr. Jack Ferguson

Dr. Jack Ferguson

Cosmeceutical is a term coined to unofficially classify certain cosmetics that have a biological effect and is a portmanteau of two words, cosmetic and pharmaceutical.

It is a notional classification with no clear definition or regulatory status. Topical products are officially classed as either medicines or cosmetics both in the US and Europe.

In Japan there is a

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