Blending pharmaceuticals and cosmetics into cosmeceuticals
Medicine has known for some time that it was possible to battle the effects of certain diseases through the use of modern technologies. Dry skin is a result of moisture depletion in aging cells. Wrinkles appear due to the loss of elasticity as those same cells begin to break down. Discoloration can be caused by, among other things, the inability of certain cells to absorb nutrients properly. There are countless causes and even more treatments for these ailments. Until recently, cosmetics were only considered a convenient cover up for these symptoms, perhaps while awaiting a medical intervention. Recently, these two fields have teamed up and started to include medical advancements as active ingredients in standard topical creams and lotions. The result is a single product that temporarily relieves the discomfort while simultaneously battling the cause for long-term effects.