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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(1), 70; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19010070

Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils

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Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 83301, Taiwan
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California State University, Los Angeles, School of Nursing, 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA
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Dermatology Service & Translational Research Unit (UIT), Hospital General Universitario de Ciudad Real, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 14 December 2017 / Accepted: 20 December 2017 / Published: 27 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Beneficial Effects of Plant Oil on Human Health)
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Plant oils have been utilized for a variety of purposes throughout history, with their integration into foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. They are now being increasingly recognized for their effects on both skin diseases and the restoration of cutaneous homeostasis. This article briefly reviews the available data on biological influences of topical skin applications of some plant oils (olive oil, olive pomace oil, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, safflower seed oil, argan oil, soybean oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, borage oil, jojoba oil, oat oil, pomegranate seed oil, almond oil, bitter apricot oil, rose hip oil, German chamomile oil, and shea butter). Thus, it focuses on the therapeutic benefits of these plant oils according to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the skin, promotion of wound healing and repair of skin barrier. View Full-Text
Keywords: plant oil; barrier function; barrier repair; wound healing; inflammation; antioxidant activity; skin aging plant oil; barrier function; barrier repair; wound healing; inflammation; antioxidant activity; skin aging
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Lin, T.-K.; Zhong, L.; Santiago, J.L. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 70.

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