Cosmeceuticals for recurrence prevention after prior skin cancer: An overview

Katlein França, Joel L. Cohen, Lisa Grunebaum

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Abstract

Introduction: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, the incidence of both nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancers has increased over the past few decades. Objective: The objective of this article is to review studies about cosmeceuticals that can be used by people who previously had skin cancer and may work as agents that help in some way to prevent new skin cancer lesions. Conclusion: Cosmeceuticals are antiaging skin products that overlap cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and are commonly available over the counter. This article reviewed several substances used in cosmeceuticals formulations that could be useful for individuals who have had previous skin cancers and need to prevent possible new lesions. Further studies are needed to better evaluate these products and their skin cancer preventive properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-518
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume12
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2013

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  • Dermatology

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