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Cost-effectiveness analysis of acne treatment with active cosmetic compexes

Stefka Valcheva-Kuzmanova, Neli Markova

Abstract

Acne vulgaris is one of the most prevalent dermatological diseases. Proper cosmetic treatment can
significantly improve the condition. When choosing an active ingredient for a cosmetic product, it is important to evaluate the cost-effectiveness ratio. The aim of this study was to perform a cost-effective analysis of selected cosmetic complexes for the treatment of acne in order to make the right choice when developing a new cosmetic product. Bulgarian and foreign literature was searched to select active cosmetic complexes. For the analysis, four active complexes (A, B, C and D) were selected for which an in vitro efficacy test was performed - inhibition of 5α-reductase. The results from the cost-effectiveness analysis showed that the active complex B dominated over the remaining complexes in respect of the cost-effectiveness ratio. Complex C was superior to active complexes D and A. Active complex D is dominated byactive complex A. Active complex B, which is an osmotic gel with oleanolic acid from olive leaf and nordihydroguaiaretic acid, could be considered as a cost-effective alternative in the choice of an active ingredient when developing a cosmetic product.

Keywords

acne vulgaris; active cosmetic complex; cost-effectiveness analysis; cosmetic product;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/hem.v69i3.5942

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