Botanicals in skin care products.

University of Miami Cosmetic Group, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami Heart Institute, Miami Beach, Florida 33140, USA.
International journal of dermatology (Impact Factor: 1.18). 10/2009; 48(9):923-34. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.04081.x
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