Main Benefits and Applicability of Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products
AbstractNatural ingredients have been used for centuries for skin care purposes. Nowadays, they are becoming more prevalent in formulations, due to consumers’ concerns about synthetic ingredients/chemical substances. The main benefits reported for plant extracts, used in skin care, include antioxidant and antimicrobial activities and tyrosinase inhibition effect. In this review, some examples of plants from Portuguese flora, whose extracts have shown good properties for skin care are presented. However, despite the known properties of plant extracts, few studies reported the development of formulations with them. More work in this field can be accomplished to meet consumer demand. View Full-Text
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Ribeiro, A.S.; Estanqueiro, M.; Oliveira, M.B.; Sousa Lobo, J.M. Main Benefits and Applicability of Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products. Cosmetics 2015, 2, 48-65.
Ribeiro AS, Estanqueiro M, Oliveira MB, Sousa Lobo JM. Main Benefits and Applicability of Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products. Cosmetics. 2015; 2(2):48-65.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ribeiro, Ana S.; Estanqueiro, Marilene; Oliveira, M. B.; Sousa Lobo, José M. 2015. "Main Benefits and Applicability of Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products." Cosmetics 2, no. 2: 48-65.