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Cosmetics 2017, 4(3), 35; doi:10.3390/cosmetics4030035

Applications for Marine Resources in Cosmetics

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Nantes, Nantes Atlantique Universités, LPiC, MMS, EA2160, 9 rue Bias, Nantes F-44000, France
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Received: 18 May 2017 / Revised: 4 August 2017 / Accepted: 14 August 2017 / Published: 15 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cosmetics from Marine Sources)
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Abstract

Marine resources represent an interesting source of active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. Algae (macro and micro) are rich in proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (A, B, and C) and oligo-elements such as copper, iron and zinc. All those active principles play roles in hydration, firming, slimming, shine and protection. Marine organisms inhabit a wide spectrum of habitats. Photo-protective compounds can be obtained from organisms subjected to strong light radiation, such as in tropical systems or in shallow water. In the same way, molecules with antioxidant potential can be obtained from microorganisms inhabiting extreme systems such as hydrothermal vents. For example, marine bacteria collected around deep-sea hydrothermal vents produce complex and innovative polysaccharides in the laboratory which are useful in cosmetics. There are many properties that will be put forward by the cosmetic industries. View Full-Text
Keywords: algae; marine bacteria; skin; cosmetics; moisturizing; anti-aging; photo-protection algae; marine bacteria; skin; cosmetics; moisturizing; anti-aging; photo-protection
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Guillerme, J.-B.; Couteau, C.; Coiffard, L. Applications for Marine Resources in Cosmetics. Cosmetics 2017, 4, 35.

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