Some believe that cosmetic science, at best, is a border-line science. Yet, some assert that cosmetic science is a real science. It is a field filled with ideas, extraordinary claims, revolutionary anti-ageing concepts, and of course romance of moonwalking.
The need for scientifically sound information in the area of anti-ageing skincare is important and urgent, since the customers are being supplied with suggestions from the companies and news media, and increasingly, from the Internet with material which is not always based on sufficient scientific evidence. Physicians and dermatologists in particular, have long complained about claims made by the cosmetics industry.