Biotechnology Impacting Cosmetic Science: Altering the Way Cosmetics are Perceived

August 27, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Kostas Kostarelos, Farmeco Co.; and Lawrence A. Rheins, PhD, DermTech International
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Keywords: biotechnology | pharmaceutical | cosmetic science

Abstract: Today's cosmetics manufacturers and marketers are infusing their product portfolios with more "Biotech cosmetics" without being really conscious of their contribution to the industry's transformation.

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