Anti-aging & Cosmeceutical Corner


  • Functional Ingredients | Skin Care

    Anti-Aging and Ayurveda are part of well-being

    Ayurveda is fast-becoming a preferred lifestyle option around the world, and it is poised for a quantum leap today as Western companies realize its potential and Western consumers realize its benefits. Ayurveda is the age-old science of well-being, w…
    Navin M. Geria, AyurDerm Technologies, LLC 05.01.17

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Preservatives | Skin Care | Testing
    There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    A new idea in anti-aging.
    Navin M. Geria, AyurDerm Technologies, LLC 02.27.17

  • Actives | Skin Care

    MIT Adds a New Wrinkle To Anti-Aging Technology

    Consumers go to great lengths to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. MIT researchers took a very scientific approach to this problem and created a cream with impressive anti-wrinkle results. This column will briefly review the chemistry and benefits o…
    Navin Geria, AyurDerm Technologies 01.06.17

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Skin Care

    Anti-Aging Efficacy Of Topical Green Tea Products

    Consumers prefer cosmetic formulas that are promoted for their antioxidant properties, according to Packaged Facts, a market research company. In recent years, retail sales of these products exceeded $4 billion, with skin care products accounting for…
    Navin M. Geria, Ayurderm Technologies LLC 11.02.16

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Skin Care | Testing

    Terminalia: An Ayurvedic Super Anti-Ager?

    Herbal anti-aging treatments are accepted by researchers.
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 05.02.16

  • How Acids Enhance Anti-aging Products

    Originally derived from spoiled milk and fermented apples, acids have been used to beautify skin for thousands of years. There is an acid for every skin type and concern, and most don’t burn or even exfoliate the skin. These materials improve d…
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 03.01.16

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | OTC/Medicated  | Polymers | Skin Care | Testing

    Unexpected Anti-Aging Benefits From Alzheimer’s Treatment

    Alzheimer's Disease may hold key for anti-aging.
    Navin M. Geria 01.04.16

  • Skin Care

    A Review of Anti-Aging Device Technologies

    When it comes to slowing the signs of aging, consumers just can’t wait. The number of consumers getting botulinum toxin injections skyrocketed more than 700% since 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The desire for visi…
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 12.02.15

  • How Nanotechnology Enhances Anti-Aging Product Efficacy

    The concept of nanotechnology was introduced in 1959 by Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning American physicist. In the past 46 years, nanotechnology has made a lot of progress, and this column will briefly review recent developments in this field.…
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 09.01.15

  • Just How Effective Are Anti-Glycation Products?

    Anti-glycation has no meaning to most consumers; hence, the claim is usually reserved for higher-priced prestige products that tend to be sold in department stores, which permits some level of consumer education, according to Sarah Jindal, senior inn…
    Navin M. Geria, Doctors Skin Prescription 07.01.15

  • What’s Behind the Popularity Of Today’s Facial Masks?

    Masks attract today’s consumer with the promise of immediate results in treating a variety of skin flaws. New formats and formulations that address individual needs appeal to consumer looking to try something different without spending a fortun…
    Navin M. Geria, Doctors Skin Prescription 05.01.15

  • Water-Enriched Moisturizers Make a Big Splash!

    Water-Enriched Moisturizers Make a Big Splash!

    Formulators in the trend-setting beauty markets in countries such as France, South Korea and Japan are pushing a new anti-aging active—water. Few compounds are more basic, yet today, water is being billed as the ultimate moisturizer. Luckily fo…
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 03.04.15

  • Actives | OTC/Medicated  | Skin Care

    Formulators Strike It Rich With Oil-Based Products

    Natural product positioning has enjoyed continued popularity with brands looking to nature for concept ingredients such as stem cells and botanical extracts. This column will briefly explore moisturizing benefit-offering plant oils that are generatin…
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 01.06.15

  • OTC/Medicated  | Skin Care

    Understanding the Role of Pollution in Skin Aging

    Air pollution is a global problem, but the worst culprits are found, not in China, but in India. According to India’s Center for Science and Environment (CSE), last year New Delhi surpassed Beijing to become the world’s most polluted city…
    Navin M. Geria, Doctors Skin Prescription 11.03.14

  • Banish Dark Circles and Puffy Bags

    The eyes are the first area of the face to show age. Youthful eyes make your entire face appear fresher. Consumers are demanding problem-specific products, as confirmed by Euromonitor. According to Euromonitor, the sales of anti-aging skin care produ…
    Navin M. Geria 09.03.14

  • Can You Diminish Skin Pores?

    Can You Diminish Skin Pores?

    According to Debra Jaliman, M.D., pore size is genetically determined and, no matter how much you try, you cannot make pores physically smaller. Generally speaking, fair skinned people tend to have have pores on the smaller side, and those with olive…
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 07.02.14

  • Glycation’s Role In Skin Aging

    Glycation’s Role In Skin Aging

    This column will briefly examine the importance of glycation and its emerging role in skin aging, which is a relatively new area of skin research. Glycation holds an important plank in the anti-aging platform, and helps to bridge the gap between trad…
    Navin M. Geria 05.02.14

  • A ‘Stinging’ Endorsement For Honey and Bee Venom

    The term “natural” has considerable market value in promoting skin care cosmetic products to consumers. We are familiar with natural ingredients such as jojoba, safflower oil, rose hip seed oil, shea butter, beeswax, aloe vera, witch haze…
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 03.05.14

  • The Anti-Aging Power of Topical Vitamins

    The Anti-Aging Power of Topical Vitamins

    The arrival of a new year can be such a motivating event to make improvements in one’s life. If it’s February, most folks have already forgotten the resolution they made on January 1. But no matter what the calendar reads, it is always a…
    Navin M. Geria, Consultant 02.07.14

  • Remarkable Retinoids

    Remarkable Retinoids

    Global anti-aging product sales are forecast to grow 26% from 2011-2016 to $28 billion. During this time, US anti-aging sales will climb 24% to $3.6 billion, according to Euromonitor International. Some of the most potent, collagen-boosting raw mater…
    Navin M. Geria, Senior Technical Advisor and Principal Doctors Skin Prescription 12.03.13