He suggests that products based on certain harsh ingredients (as found in many of these new cosmeceutical ranges) could oversensitise the skin, causing it to age prematurely.
‘In a way, it was the world's first cosmeceutical ,’ says Meyer.
That's because ‘ cosmeceutical ’ creams and gels offer gradual, continual results.
In Geneva last week, where the ‘nutraceutical’ and ‘ cosmeceutical ’ industries gathered for the convention, much was made of the $6.3 billion that the sector is already said to be worth.
And with that sense of urgency, I'm sure common to all patients, there is an opportunity for manufacturers of cosmeceuticals .
After launching his range of cosmeceuticals recently, he was here again conducting a seminar for beauticians on Sunday.
Like cosmetics, cosmeceuticals are applied externally, but work by affecting the skin's biological functions.
We're also using glycolic acid and other cosmeceuticals , but many of these agents are actually associated with more hype than clinical data.
Also emerging is a new line of skin-care products known as cosmeceuticals - perfect for the medical spas - such as soaps and cleansers not readily available in stores, but offered without a prescription by physicians.
Research on cosmeceuticals is in its infancy.