Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D.
Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., is a consulting professor of dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. She is investigator, Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, N.C., and a Dermatology Times Editorial Advisor and co-medical editor.
Are growth factors safe in cosmetics?
Growth factors are one of the most controversial cosmetic ingredients in terms of safety. Learn why.
Can females achieve a good leg shave when using hair conditioner as shaving cream?
Does hair conditioner make an excellent shaving cream? to find out the answer keep reading.
What is an emollient?
Basically, an emollient is a film forming substance that makes the skin feel and look smooth. Emolliency can be achieved with three methods
What are the goals of a cosmeceutical?
In the skin care industry, a successful cosmeceutical is designed to deliver three benefits.
A new product category: pharmacoids
These unique pharmaceuticals are in many ways the newest category of products to grace our armamentarium. They are drugs that improve appearance temporarily in those with disease.
What is Emu oil?
Emu oil is high in essential fatty acids and is used in hair care products, read to find out what Emu Oil is and how its used in hair products.
In search of finding an anti-aging gene
The human genome project was completed without finding an anti-aging gene, much to the disappointment of scientists. Yet, the search continues for genes that could be modified to influence aging. Read and learn more
Genetically customized product formula
One of the currently popular fads in high end boutique skin care products is the development of genetically customized formulations. Read to learn the answer.
Algae becoming a popular cosmetic ingredient
Snow algae is an interesting single cell algae that survives at 0 degrees C. Read and learn more on how algae is becoming a popular cosmetic ingredient.
Factors impacting earlobe dermatitis
Earring dermatitis at the site of a pierced earring can be due to many different factors. It is important to rule out nickel dermatitis and recommend the use of high quality yellow gold earrings.


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