African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2191

Full Length Research Paper

Cosmeceuticals: A review

Bello Shaibu Oricha
Department of Pharmacology, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 30 April 2010


Cosmeceuticals are the latest addition to the health industry and are described as cosmetic products with drug-like activities. The term cosmeceutical was coined by Kilgman but these lines of product became popular in 1996 and have an expanding market that has rapidly reached Africa. Many scientists and health consumers in Africa may not be conversant with this line of products. They may therefore, be under-researched or over-utilized. This paper is to briefly, expand the recent knowledge about cosmeceuticals.


Key words: Kilgman, cosmeceuticals, health industry.