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Beneficial Effects of Marine Algal Compounds in Cosmeceuticals
AbstractThe name “cosmeceuticals” is derived from “cosmetics and pharmaceuticals”, indicating that a specific product contains active ingredients. Marine algae have gained much importance in cosmeceutical product development due to their rich bioactive compounds. In the present review, marine algal compounds (phlorotannins, sulfated polysaccharides and tyrosinase inhibitors) have been discussed toward cosmeceutical application. In addition, atopic dermatitis and the possible role of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in skin-related diseases have been explored extensively for cosmeceutical products. The proper development of marine algae compounds will be helpful in cosmeceutical product development and in the development of the cosmeceutical industry.
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Thomas, N.V.; Kim, S.-K. Beneficial Effects of Marine Algal Compounds in Cosmeceuticals. Mar. Drugs 2013, 11, 146-164.View more citation formats
Thomas NV, Kim S-K. Beneficial Effects of Marine Algal Compounds in Cosmeceuticals. Marine Drugs. 2013; 11(1):146-164.Chicago/Turabian Style
Thomas, Noel V.; Kim, Se-Kwon. 2013. "Beneficial Effects of Marine Algal Compounds in Cosmeceuticals." Mar. Drugs 11, no. 1: 146-164.