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Cosmeceuticals: Still Topical

By: Lakshmi Prakash, PhD
Posted: September 5, 2008, from the September 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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The last decade saw the beginning of a revolution in personal care, reconfirming that beauty is much more than skin deep. With scientifically validated safety and efficacy, cosmeceuticals will continue to find novel applications in personal care products in the years to come.


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Lakshmi Prakash, PhD, is vice president of innovation & business development at Sabinsa Corporation, responsible for identifying and developing innovative health applications, delivery systems and intellectual property pertaining to natural actives and nutritional raw materials. She received degrees in chemistry and food technology from the University of Mumbai, India, and earned a doctorate in food science from Rutgers University.