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Pol J Cosmetol 2011, 14(4): 260-265enadd to cart

The analysis of market offer of anti-acne cosmetics

Paulina Malinowska

Katedra Technologii i Ochrony Środowiska, Wydział Towaroznawstwa, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu

Introduction. Acne is the most common dermatologic condition encountered in clinical practice, that´s why there are a few hundreds of anti-acne cosmetics and more advanced cosmeceuticals available on cosmetics market.
Aim. The aim of this work was to conduct the analysis of market offer of anti-acne cosmetics available in drugstores and hypermarkets on Polish cosmetics market.
Material and methods. 133 anti-acne products available on Polish cosmetics market were analyzed in drugstores and hypermarkets in Poznań in term of 01-31.10.2011. Analyzed products came from Polish and foreign cosmetics´ producers such as: Bielenda, Cederroth Polska (Soraya), Dax Cosmetics, Dr Irena Eris, Eveline Cosmetics, Farmona, Floslek, Jonhson&Jonhson, L´Oreal (Garnier), Nivea Polska, Oceanic, Pollena Eva, Ziaja. It was studied the range of application of natural and synthetic anti-acne active ingredients in analyzed cosmetics and their physicochemical forms.
Results. Analysis found, that among all analyzed anti-acne cosmetics, the cleansing products are the most popular (61,7% out of all analyzed products) in offers of cosmetics´ producers. Analysis showed also, that over 80 synthetic active ingredients and over 60 plant extracts are included in all analyzed products. Salicylic acid, allantoin, panthenol and zinc gluconate turned out to be the most popular active compounds of anti-acne products. As far as plant extracts are concerned, Hamamelis virginiana, Aloe barbadensis and Citrus aurantium dulcis extracts are the most common in all analyzed products.

Key words: acne vulgaris, cosmetics, cosmetics market