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Molecules 2016, 21(10), 1372; doi:10.3390/molecules21101372

Development of Mushroom-Based Cosmeceutical Formulations with Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Tyrosinase, Antioxidant, and Antibacterial Properties

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Mountain Research Centre (CIMO), ESA, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 1172, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
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GIP-USAL, Unidad de Nutrición y Bromatología, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering (LSRE), Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 1134, 5301-857 Bragança, Portugal
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School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Av. D. Afonso V, 5300-121 Bragança, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 5 September 2016 / Revised: 1 October 2016 / Accepted: 11 October 2016 / Published: 14 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Bioactive Compounds)
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Abstract

The cosmetic industry is in a constant search for natural compounds or extracts with relevant bioactive properties, which became valuable ingredients to design cosmeceutical formulations. Mushrooms have been markedly studied in terms of nutritional value and medicinal properties. However, there is still slow progress in the biotechnological application of mushroom extracts in cosmetic formulations, either as antioxidants, anti-aging, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory agents or as hyperpigmentation correctors. In the present work, the cosmeceutical potential of ethanolic extracts prepared from Agaricus bisporus, Pleurotus ostreatus, and Lentinula edodes was analyzed in terms of anti-inflammatory, anti-tyrosinase, antioxidant, and antibacterial activities. The extracts were characterized in terms of phenolic acids and ergosterol composition, and further incorporated in a base cosmetic cream to achieve the same bioactive purposes. From the results obtained, the final cosmeceutical formulations presented 85%–100% of the phenolic acids and ergosterol levels found in the mushroom extracts, suggesting that there was no significant loss of bioactive compounds. The final cosmeceutical formulation also displayed all the ascribed bioactivities and as such, mushrooms can further be exploited as natural cosmeceutical ingredients. View Full-Text
Keywords: cosmeceutical formulation; skin aging; mushrooms extracts; anti-inflammatory; anti-tyrosinase; antioxidant; antibacterial cosmeceutical formulation; skin aging; mushrooms extracts; anti-inflammatory; anti-tyrosinase; antioxidant; antibacterial
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Taofiq, O.; Heleno, S.A.; Calhelha, R.C.; Alves, M.J.; Barros, L.; Barreiro, M.F.; González-Paramás, A.M.; Ferreira, I.C.F.R. Development of Mushroom-Based Cosmeceutical Formulations with Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Tyrosinase, Antioxidant, and Antibacterial Properties. Molecules 2016, 21, 1372.

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