"cosmeceuticals" combines two words:
"cosmetics" and "pharmaceuticals"
properties of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
designed to address appearance and health synergistically, as inseparable
aspects of a whole person:
"Skincare" is a sub-category of cosmetics.
Skincare can be divided into active skincare and passive skincare.
Skincare and passive skincare are often interchangeable terms.
Active skincare is synonymous with cosmeceuticals.
Active skincare products containing active ingredients with medicinal
claims are pharmaceuticals.
Active skincare products containing active ingredients or active delivery
vehicles without medicinal claims are cosmeceuticals.