Intended for healthcare professionals

Anti-aging creams and cosmeceuticals

The marketplace is inundated with topical ‘anti-aging’ creams promising to banish wrinkles and other signs of aging without the risks of painful injections or surgery. Although there is undoubtedly a role for topical rejuvenation therapy, it is an area that can be confusing to experts and consumers alike. As with any topical treatment, evidence of skin barrier penetration, clear mechanism of action, and clinical efficacy with randomised controlled trials are ideal. Such benchmarks, however, often remain unmet.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(2): 6–7
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