Chapter 7. Cosmeceuticals

  1. David J. Goldberg MD, JD2,3,4
  1. Zoe Diana Draelos MD Consulting Professor

Published Online: 11 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318395.ch7

Facial Resurfacing

Facial Resurfacing

How to Cite

Diana Draelos, Z. (2010) Cosmeceuticals, in Facial Resurfacing (ed D. J. Goldberg), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318395.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of New York & New Jersey, New York, NY, USA

  2. 3

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

  3. 4

    Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190800

Online ISBN: 9781444318395



  • cosmeceuticals, complementary to facial resurfacing procedures;
  • cosmeceuticals, promoting healing, minimizing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation;
  • cosmeceuticals - over-the-counter (OTC) preparations, in postresurfacing healing period;
  • pigment lightening agents - post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and facial resurfacing effects;
  • photoprotection cosmeceutical market - efficacy and cosmetic acceptability;
  • licorice extracts – cosmeceuticals, decreasing facial redness and reducing pigmentation;
  • Kojic acid, 5-hydroxymethyl-4H-pyrane-4-one - popular cosmeceutical skin-lightening agents;
  • flavonoids, aromatic compounds - yellow color in higher plants;
  • polyphenols, flavonoid subset in cosmeceuticals;
  • other antioxidants - in post-resurfacing formulations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Moisturizers

  • Pigment lightening agents

  • Antioxidants

  • Carotenoids

  • Flavonoids

  • Polyphenols

  • Other antioxidants used in post-resurfacing formulations

  • Conclusion

  • References