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Materials 2013, 6(3), 1000-1010; doi:10.3390/ma6031000

Cosmetic Analysis Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MALDI-MSI)

INNOVARE Biomarkers Lab, Medicine and Experimental Surgery Department, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas, Campinas 13083-877, Brazil
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Received: 5 December 2012 / Revised: 29 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 February 2013 / Published: 13 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Cosmetics)
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A new “omic” platform—Cosmetomics—that proves to be extremely simple and effective in terms of sample preparation and readiness for data acquisition/interpretation is presented. This novel approach employing Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MALDI-MSI) for cosmetic analysis has proven to readily identify and quantify compounds of interest. It also allows full control of all the production phases, as well as of the final product, by integration of both analytical and statistical data. This work has focused on products of daily use, namely nail polish, lipsticks and eyeliners of multiple brands sold in the worldwide market.
Keywords: cosmetics; cosmetomics; analysis; mass spectrometry cosmetics; cosmetomics; analysis; mass spectrometry
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de Oliveira, D.N.; de Bona Sartor, S.; Ferreira, M.S.; Catharino, R.R. Cosmetic Analysis Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MALDI-MSI). Materials 2013, 6, 1000-1010.

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