Quantifying Wellness: Anti-aging Benefits Beyond Wrinkle Reduction via Cosmetics & Toiletries

31 October 2016

P. Bedos, Ph.D., C. Leduc, Ph.D., and C. Damez, Ph.D. Syntivia, France
A. Sirvent, Ph.D. and F. Girard, Ph.D. Laboratoires Dermscan, France
K. Lintner, Ph.D., KAL’Idées, France
Anti-aging Benefits Beyond Wrinkle Reduction

Rather than anti-aging claims, these authors sought to quantify well-being as it relates to the effects of a new active: centcyamine. The authors confirmed a correlation between well-being scores, instrumental observations, self-assessment and, indirectly, in vitro mechanistic data.

Not a day goes by without encountering articles, interviews or advertisements that contain the term well-being, which often is connected with messaging that consumers are motivated to improve their well-being with one purchase, activity, regime, etc.1 Governments are called upon to assure the well-being of their country’s population; the term well-being even figures into the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) definition of health from 1948, although it was not further defined.2 Somewhat circular is the definition of well-being found in the Random House Dictionary: a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness and prosperity.3

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