The Use of Cosmeceuticals in Acne: Help or Hoax?

Brittany S. Barros, Andrea Zaenglein

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Abstract

The use of cosmeceuticals by patients with acne is common; however, their role is unclear and confusing, with many asking, “Do they really help acne?” Cosmeceuticals are intermediate products between prescription medications and cosmetics, available to consumers over the counter. These products are popular and may be used without the direct supervision of a dermatologist, creating a practice gap in educating patients. Herein, a variety of cosmeceuticals are discussed, including retinoids, niacinamide, and glycolic acid. The evidence for and against cosmeceutical use in patients with acne is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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Acne Vulgaris
Deception
glycolic acid
Niacinamide
Retinoids
Cosmetics
Prescriptions
Cosmeceuticals

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  • Dermatology

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In: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.04.2017, p. 159-163.

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