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Comedogenicity of Cosmetic Products

Comedoge­nicity in cosmetic products has been analysed for a long time, but it has been more extensively debated especially in recent years. Consumers and skin care professionals have been paying more attention to ingredient labels and have been looking for terms such as “non comedogenic” or “non clog­ging,” hoping that these products will not affect…

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The Truth About Stretch Marks

Striae distensae (SD) or stretch marks are long, narrow lines or streaks that develop on the skin and look different from the surrounding skin. Stretch marks are very common and may or may not disappear. Although they tend to affect mostly women, men can develop stretch marks as well. The occurrence of striae distensae is…

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Assessing Colour Cosmetics

The last fifty years in the history of cosmetics as a means to beautify and improve skin characteristics, have seen an increasing interest in investigating the actual effects of cosmetic products on the skin. As a result of such interest, since the 1990’s, there have been several non-invasive methods and instruments that have been developed…

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The price of ‘dermatologically tested’ claims

Here is an article about a popular cosmetic product claim. This article explains that there are currently a variety of testing procedure for supporting ‘dermatologically tested’ claims and takes into account some dermatological, scientific and ethical issues that may assist cosmetic companies to understand the implications of such type of testing.

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