cosmeceutical


cosmeceutical
n.
A pharmaceutical product that provides cosmetic benefits.
Example Citation:
Oddly enough, science and beauty have become allies in a field some professionals refer to as "cosmeceuticals." The term was coined by Albert Kligman, the University of Pennsylvania researcher credited with discovering the effectiveness of Retin-A, a vitamin A, in smoothing aging skins.
—Jackie White, "On the face of it," Kansas City Star, January 25, 1998
Earliest Citation:
Under controlled laboratory conditions, Factor X produces changes in the skin fibroblasts, the building blocks of the skin, that can be seen visually and can be measured biochemically. Thus Factor X could be among the first of a new kind of cosmetic, a 'cosmeceutical,' that actually changes the cell biology with beneficial effects on aging of cells. The product would work on the skin from the inside-out, rather than outside-in, like most present cosmetics.
—"Senetek anti-aging compound passes acute toxicology tests," Business Wire, October 14, 1987
Notes:
Also:
This is Newport Beach, home of sun lovers and boat lovers, the rich
and newly rich and headquarters of Geneve Cosmeceuticals, a
Swiss-developed skin care line packaged in frosted glass with gray
trim.
—Laura Tuchman, "Geneve cosmetics line believes beauty is more than skin-deep," The Orange County Register, May 15, 1987
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  • cosmeceutical — UK US /ˌkɒzməˈsuːtɪkl/ noun [C, usually plural] ► a cosmetic that also contains the qualities of a medicine (= is a pharmaceutical): »The research focusses on the roles of nutrition and cosmeceuticals in skincare. cosmeceutical adjective ► »a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Cosmeceutical — Cosmeceuticals refers to the combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products with biologically active ingredients purporting to have medical or drug like benefits. Dermatological research suggests that the… …   Wikipedia

  • cosmeceutical — noun Etymology: cosmetic + pharmaceutical Date: 1985 a preparation having both cosmetic and pharmaceutical properties …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cosmeceutical — noun Any cosmetic that is claimed to have a medicinal action …   Wiktionary

  • cosmeceutical — cos·me·ceu·ti·cal .käz mə süt i kəl n a preparation (as of benzoyl peroxide or retinol) that possesses both cosmetic and pharmaceutical properties * * * cos·me·ceu·ti·cal (koz″mə sooґtĭ kəl) 1. having both cosmetic benefits… …   Medical dictionary

  • cosmeceutical — cos·me·ceu·ti·cal …   English syllables

  • cosmeceutical — /kɒzməˈsjutəkəl/ (say kozmuh syoohtuhkuhl) noun a pharmaceutical product which has cosmetic benefits. {cosme(tic) + (pharma)ceutical} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cosmeceutical — ˌkäzməˈsüd.ə̇kəl, süt noun ( s) Etymology: cosmetic (I) + 2pharmaceutical : a preparation having both cosmetic and pharmaceutical properties …   Useful english dictionary

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