2019, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part APages: 29-32
Ayurveda and cosmeceuticals: A literary review
Divya Vij, Prabhat Kumar Srivastava, Ramakant Marde and Rajesh Kumar Mishra
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Cosmeceuticals are the latest addition to the health industry and are described as cosmetic products with drug like activities. The term cosmeceutical was coined by Klingman. Cosmeceuticals refers to the combination of cosmetic and pharmaceuticals. These have ingredients that can influence biological function of skin and claims to improve skin care, texture, complexion, reducing wrinkles and anti aging. It is now gaining importance in the beautification and to cure skin ailments. Nowadays Cosmeceuticals are the fastest rising part of natural personal care industry. Present paper deals with the concept of skin and cosmetic care in Ayurveda and herbs being used for this purpose.