Scientific research on the how the skin functions has led to a number of innovative skin care products, or cosmeceuticals. "There's a lot of science in cosmeceuticals that goes not only into formulation and development, but also into testing and verification," says Dr. Zoe Draelos, a dermatologist and consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine. Scientists are investigating ways to formulate new cleansers to harness the body's immune system and reduce skin inflammation, she says.

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