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Health expert links wrinkle creams to cancer risk

Published on 13/10/2009
The British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) has rejected recent suggestions that anti-ageing creams could increase the risk of cancer.

According to Dr Sam Epstein, chairman of the US Cancer Prevention Coalition, anti-wrinkle skincare products can strip away the protective top layer leaving the skin vulnerable and exposed to sun damage and harmful toxins.

In response, Dr Patrick Bowler, fellow of the BACD, said: "I think people need to be sure that they are using sunscreen and of course if they are concerned, they should go and see a skin care professional about it.

"These products have been around a long time. There has been a lot of studies done about them over the years and there has never been any suggestion that there is an increase in skin cancer."

This summer, CosmeticsDesign-Europe reported that big skincare brands and companies such as L'Oreal, Procter & Gamble and Unilever are introducing significant discounts in order to remain competitive.

© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2009

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