Cosmetics and Cosmeceutical Applications of Chitin, Chitosan and Their Derivatives
AbstractMarine resources are well recognized for their biologically active substances with great potential applications in the cosmeceutical industry. Among the different compounds with a marine origin, chitin and its deacetylated derivative—chitosan—are of great interest to the cosmeceutical industry due to their unique biological and technological properties. In this review, we explore the different functional roles of chitosan as a skin care and hair care ingredient, as an oral hygiene agent and as a carrier for active compounds, among others. The importance of the physico-chemical properties of the polymer in its use in cosmetics are particularly highlighted. Moreover, we analyse the market perspectives of this polymer and the presence in the market of chitosan-based products. View Full-Text
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Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Civera, C.; Elorza, B.; Mingo, J.; Castro, C.; Gandía, M.L.; Heras Caballero, A. Cosmetics and Cosmeceutical Applications of Chitin, Chitosan and Their Derivatives. Polymers 2018, 10, 213.
Aranaz I, Acosta N, Civera C, Elorza B, Mingo J, Castro C, Gandía ML, Heras Caballero A. Cosmetics and Cosmeceutical Applications of Chitin, Chitosan and Their Derivatives. Polymers. 2018; 10(2):213.Chicago/Turabian Style
Aranaz, Inmaculada; Acosta, Niuris; Civera, Concepción; Elorza, Begoña; Mingo, Javier; Castro, Carolina; Gandía, María L.; Heras Caballero, Angeles. 2018. "Cosmetics and Cosmeceutical Applications of Chitin, Chitosan and Their Derivatives." Polymers 10, no. 2: 213.
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