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Cosmetics 2017, 4(3), 26; doi:10.3390/cosmetics4030026

Cosmeceuticals Properties of Sea Cucumbers: Prospects and Trends

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Implementation Unit of Marine Bio-industry, Research Center of Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Mataram 3352, Indonesia
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Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta 14430, Indonesia
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Department of Marine-Bio Convergence Science, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Korea
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Institute for Life Science of Seogo (ILSS), Kolmar Korea Co., Seoul 137-876, Korea
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Received: 18 May 2017 / Revised: 30 July 2017 / Accepted: 1 August 2017 / Published: 4 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cosmetics from Marine Sources)
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Abstract

Cosmeceutical, a new term in the cosmetic industry, refers to cosmetic products that contain active ingredients and have medicinal benefits. Cosmeceuticals have attracted increased attention because of their beneficial effects on human health. Sea cucumbers, belonging to the class Holothuroidea, marine invertebrates, are rich in bioactive compounds, including saponin, chondroitin sulphate, collagen, amino acids, and phenols. These bioactive compounds have diverse functional roles as a secondary metabolite and these properties can be applied to the developments of novel cosmeceuticals. This review provides an overview the application of sea cucumber derivatives for cosmeceuticals. Further, prospects and trends of sea cucumber in cosmeceuticals industry were also discussed. The proper development of sea cucumber bioactive compounds will be helpful in cosmeceutical product development and industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: sea cucumber; cosmeceuticals; prospects; trends; industry sea cucumber; cosmeceuticals; prospects; trends; industry
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Siahaan, E.A.; Pangestuti, R.; Munandar, H.; Kim, S.-K. Cosmeceuticals Properties of Sea Cucumbers: Prospects and Trends. Cosmetics 2017, 4, 26.

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