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By: Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
Posted: November 30, 2010, from the December 2010 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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Skin hydration and aesthetic improvement are important aspects of skin care. The consumer continues to seek out better skin hydration and barrier repair products in hope of curing damaged skin and maintaining healthy skin longer. The trend in R&D will be to continue to find better ways to deliver optimized skin hydration, improved skin barrier and consumer acceptable aesthetics. Unfortunately, moving too far afield from where the industry is today moves this category closer to cosmeceutical and drug-implied physiological actions, possibly creating a situation where such products will no longer be considered cosmetic.
In addition, the trend toward more naturally sourced ingredients fits well with skin care moisturization and hydration because many good skin hydrating agents come from natural sources; specifically saccharride chemistry and glycerin split from natural oils. Reproduction of the article without expressed consent is strictly prohibited.
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