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Inflammaging: Changing the Face of Skin Care

By: Noureddine Mriouah
Posted: January 2, 2013, from the January 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Of course, no discussion of inflammaging would be complete without addressing skin care’s anti-aging hero: retinol. The gold standard in renewal, retinol achieves its goal often at the cost of irritating the skin. Although retinoids themselves aren’t likely to change, science has found new ways to deliver these key ingredients through encapsulated systems that bypass their inflammatory side effects.

Inflammaging and the future of skin care

In an industry that moves at breakneck speed, the advent of inflammaging serves as both a wake-up call and an ultimatum to product developers, cosmetic companies and skin care professionals alike. The skin care game is changing, and if companies don’t keep up, their clients will look elsewhere. As science continues to explore the dynamics of inflammaging, new products and treatments will emerge to address this nascent concern.


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Noureddine Mriouah is the product development director and principal scientist for CosMedix and Results Rx. With extensive training and education, including a masters of chemical engineering from the University of Paris, Mriouah is a recognized leader and expert in product formulation, research and development, production, process engineering and GMP regulations. He can be contacted at 678-303-1850 or

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