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SCC Annual Scientific Meeting In Brief

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Aging skin: Skin irregularities caused by enlarged sebaceous glands in older women could be minimized by a "substantive" product "that will deal with and mix with the sebum as part of the formulation, so instead of the sebum destroying the cosmetic emulsion, it augments or enhances the cosmetic emulsion," dermatologist Zoe Draelos, MD, Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, N.C., states Dec. 5 at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists annual scientific meeting in New York City. Cosmetic products currently available are often broken down by the presence of sebum, Draelos explains. "What we need to do is to create an even film over the entire face with light reflective materials that can lodge within those [follicular] ostia, which is the opening of the oil gland and the hair follicle onto the skin surface"...
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