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Cosmetic Facial Skin Type

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Cosmetic facial skin type has been used commonly without any scientific definition. Recent development in bioengineering technology, sebum which is a major affecting factor for cosmetic skin type can be measured objectively to make a standard for the skin type. This skin type is classified as oily, normal, dry and combination type. Individual classification could be achieved by the multi-regional measurement of facial sebum. Cosmetic skin type is not fixed throughout a person’s lifetime because the sebum secretion is not steady. There are some factors affecting this unsteadiness in sebum secretion; aging, seasonality and the presence of acne.

While cosmetic skin type has been researched with scientific ways, it still remains in laypersons’ domain. Further studies for correlating the skin type with facial cometics science are expected

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Youn, S.W. (2015). Cosmetic Facial Skin Type. In: Humbert, P., Maibach, H., Fanian, F., Agache, P. (eds) Measuring the Skin. Springer, Cham.

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