The skin care industry has long been dominated by a few players.
But the field has evolved and diversified over the past 20 years.
We have seen a rapid increase in the popularity of non-traditional products like mineral oil, vitamin C and probiotics.
Now there are also new players in the market such as dermatologists, who can offer a range of treatments, from acne treatments to skin whitening and bleaching.
We know that cosmetic dermatologists can be the biggest influencers of skin health in the world, says Anuj Datta, MD, co-founder and president of the Association of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ACD), a trade group that represents the cosmetics industry.
But dermatologists are also known for working with skin types that are at risk for aging, as well as for being able to provide customized treatments tailored to individual skin types.
We are all in this together, she says.
Datta is the co-director of the ACD’s Institute of Skin Science and Research.
She was interviewed by Al Jazeera in London on October 2, 2017, to talk about her own personal journey with the cosmetics profession.
She is now a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Her research on the topic of cosmetic dermatology began in the 1990s, when she worked with the British cosmetics brand MAC Cosmetics, which was developing a skin-care line called Mac Cosmetics for the elderly.
The company, which had just launched its own skin care line in 1996, decided to develop an oil-based product to replace its old-fashioned creams.
It chose to do this in partnership with the German pharmaceutical firm Rydberg, which also developed a topical product called MAC Oil for the skin.MAC Cosmetics began making cosmetic products with the same ingredients, such as glycerin and paraffin, as MAC Oil, but it didn’t have a good reputation among the elderly population.
It was marketed as a product to treat acne, as opposed to the more common sunburn, and it had to change its name to Mac Cosmetic after it was accused of using an oxybenzone ingredient to make its product, DermaLoft, which contained a synthetic oxybenzamide.MAC tried to change the name of DermaLoft, which is based on MAC’s name, to DermaDextor, a trademarked term that was used by the company to distinguish Derma Loft from its previous products.
The new product, called Derma Loft, was initially launched in 2001 and became available to the general public in 2003.
This was the last time MAC Cosmetics would release a skin product with an oxypenone or paraffinic component.
It was a mistake.
In 2006, a small team of MAC Cosmologists, led by the founder and president Dr Jürgen Krüger, launched Derma Dextor.
They claimed that they had developed a product that could be applied on the skin to prevent the formation of acne scarring and skin cancer, and also had a unique anti-aging benefit.
The product did not prove to be a winner, and after a series of setbacks, the company dropped the idea.
Krüger told Al Jazeera that the main problem with DermaExtor was that its use was limited to the elderly in the Netherlands.
The problem was that there was not a huge amount of evidence that this product worked, he said.
The evidence showed that the cosmetic industry did not take the product seriously enough.
In 2012, Dermalolab was launched by Rydbergg, the German cosmetics giant.
The idea was to develop a new, non-polar formulation that would be formulated to be applied topically to the skin, rather than on the body.
This formulation had to be formulated without parabens, which were the most prevalent ingredients in cosmetic products at the time.
This could mean that the product would not have the benefits of paraben-free formulas that were widely used in the cosmetics market.
The Rydger Group was the only major cosmetics company in the EU when Dermalab started.
Its product, which cost $80, was sold at the start of 2017 for $150.
It wasn’t immediately clear how the company would react to the Dermaloleab controversy.
A spokesman for Ryd Bergg told Al Jazeera that the company was aware of the issue, but that they were not aware of any major complaints from the public about the use of paraffins and oxybenzers in Dermallabs.
The skin care world is a rapidly changing landscape.
In a survey by the US cosmetic giant Estée Lauder, almost half of consumers said they had not used a skincare product in their lifetime.
This is an enormous challenge for skin care professionals, as skin care is the industry of the future.
“Cosmetic dermatology is in a very dynamic time, which has brought about an influx of innovation,” says Dr Datta. “There is