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New York City Dermatologist Dr. Schweiger comments on “mood enhancing” cosmetics and whether these claims are likely real or imagined

Put down the Prozac and get ready to become irresistible to the opposite sex - the newest beauty products on the market claim to boost mood and create instant sex appeal with just the swipe of the brush and rub of the finger. The Euphoryl™ Ω-3 concentrate created by Laboratoires Sérobiologiques and present in the majority of "happy cosmetic" products on the market, claims to stimulate the production of dopamine, a natural neurotransmitter which helps evoke feelings of pleasure and happiness, and results in actual skin beautification. Another trend? Pheromones infused into lotions, body washes and lipstick that promise to increase sex appeal and human seduction through a biological (and in this case lab-created!) chemical reaction. But could it really be that synthetically manufactured endorphins, dopamine and pheromones in some of the newest creams and potions actually aids in chemically altering our mood? We spoke to a few professionals. "It could work," explains cosmetic chemist, Ron Robinson about Physician's Formula's Happy Booster Blush, "but it would have to contain at least 1% Euphoryl." (Ingredient percentage has not been disclosed by Physician's Formula.) Dr. Eric Schweiger from Schweiger Dermatology in NYC had this to say: While these cosmetics may ultimately make you feel better - the claims and colorful packaging certainly adds to the marketing allure - it is probably because you look better post-application, and not as a result necessarily of any real mood enhancement properties. Healthy glowing skin is certainly enough to make women feel good about themselves. If you're ready to give the trend a go for yourself, here are the latest products spiked with mood and animal magnetism-enhancing ingredients, including the aforementioned concentrates. Hey, there's only one way to find out! To read the actual article on Yahoo featuring Dr. Schweiger, click here.

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