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In 1967, the zoologist Desmond Morris1 declared that “Flawless skin is the most universally desired human feature,” explaining the primordial human need to “advertise” health, well being, and fertility with an even-toned, clear, and radiant complexion. In the quest to achieve perfect skin, consumers of all ages are constantly searching for the “best” skincare products. Whether they shop at drug stores, department stores, or online, consumers are faced with a paradox of choice. They look to their friends, physicians, or favorite bloggers for independent recommendations, often purchasing expensive products that fail to live up to their reputed benefits.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Dec; 4(12 Suppl): e1152.
Published online 2016 Dec 14. doi:  10.1097/GOX.0000000000001152
PMCID: PMC5172479
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