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Dermatology Glossary

Dermatology and your skin from A to Z with our Dermatology Glossary: a dermatology glossary of essential words you need to know to better understand dermatological products and how your skin works.

COLLAGEN

A fibrous protein found in the dermis that is produced by fibroblasts. It contributes to the skin's resistance, tone and elasticity.

COMEDOGENIC

Promotes the appearance of comedones ("blackheads").

COMEDO

A skin blemish containing sebum. There are two types: open comedones or "blackheads" and closed comedones or "microcysts".

CORNEOCYTES

Cells in the horny layer (upper layer of the skin) whose role is primarily to protect from external stress.