Skin Deep: the rise of cosmeceuticals

With skincare brands making ever more ‘scientific’ claims about the anti-ageing benefits of their products, where does the truth lie? Susan Mitchell investigates

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
3rd March, 2019

For the crusaders at the leading edge of skincare science, the holy grail is getting the right products into the deepest layers of the skin, with the overarching goal of slowing or reversing the ageing process and producing a glowing complexion.

It sounds simple enough, but it can prove extraordinarily difficult in practice. The plethora of products on the market can be overwhelming. So too can the apparently limitless volume of ingredients.

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