A cosmeceutical is a product that can improve appearance by means of its ability to affect the structure and function of the skin. The anti-aging properties of today’s cosmeceuticals are increasingly advanced, but you are wise to consult a dermatologist before you buy. Cosmeceuticals are not regulated by the FDA and so are not bound to the claims on their packaging, and this means it’s difficult for the consumer to know if a given product can do what it claims it can do, contains the ingredients it claims to, if the ingredients have phototoxic or photo reactive properties when exposed to the sun, and other concerns. Again: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate anti-aging products available without a prescription. It is therefore imperative to research the brands, buy from a reputable source, and avoid bootleg products that have knockoff packaging. At NYDG, we carry only dermatologist-developed and fully researched products that are both safe for your skin and proven to get results. Please see our Store to view and research the products we endorse.