COSMETIC V.S COSMECEUTICAL
Cosmetic products are designed to maintain the surface of the skin. These products don’t have the ability to create structural changes to the skin or deliver long term results as they unable to pass through the stratum corneum to access the deeper layers of the skin.
However, it can maintain, protect, clean, add fragrance to, and change the appearance of any area of the epidermal surface that it is applied to.
This classification represents the integration of cosmetic needs and pharmaceutical strength actives. In contrast to cosmetics, cosmeceuticals are able to penetrate the epidermis. The active principles are able to pass through the epidermis and act deep within the dermis.
Its main purpose is to restore, correct or modify the physiological functions through pharmacological action.