Next Article in Journal
Action Spectrum on UVA Irradiation for Formation of Persistent Pigmentation in Normal Japanese Individuals
Previous Article in Journal
The Bioactivity Study of Active Compounds in Wolffia globosa Extract for an Alternative Source of Bioactive Substances
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Cosmetics 2017, 4(4), 54; doi:10.3390/cosmetics4040054

Cosmetic Potential of a Liotropic Liquid Crystal Emulsion Containing Resveratrol

1
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora (SUPREMA), Juiz de Fora, MG 36036-900, Brazil
2
Núcleo de Pesquisa e Inovação em Ciências da Saúde (NUPICS), Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, MG 36036-900, Brazil
3
BF-Fox Technologies, Juiz de Fora, MG 36036-900, Brazil
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 November 2017 / Revised: 30 November 2017 / Accepted: 4 December 2017 / Published: 7 December 2017
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [967 KB, uploaded 7 December 2017]   |  

Abstract

Resveratrol is a natural substance that has been the target of many researchers over the years since it presents a variety of potential applications in the areas of cosmetics and medicine as a treatment for some diseases. Due to its high antioxidant capacity but low bioavailability, we evaluated the antiaging potential of resveratrol as a liotropic liquid crystal emulsion. Initially, we performed in vitro assays to quantify both the organoleptic characteristics and stability of the emulsion. Next, an in vivo trial was performed on the faces of 30 volunteers to determine the cream’s cosmetic potential and to measure porphyrins, skin barrier function, skin pigmentation, expression lines, and porosity. The emulsion maintained its characteristics during the in vitro assays and, in the in vivo trial, it had some effect only on pore size in forehead, without any significant effects on the other parameters. We had 6 dropouts throughout the study, then the final number of volunteers was 24. Most volunteers did not show any changes in skin pigmentation throughout the study. Similarly, there was not any noticeable improvement on any other parameters evaluated. However, volunteers related a high level of satisfaction with the product. View Full-Text
Keywords: resveratrol; liquid crystal; antiaging; cosmetic resveratrol; liquid crystal; antiaging; cosmetic
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Supplementary material

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Bonato Alves Oliveira, L.; Oliveira, R.P.; Oliveira, C.; Raposo, N.R.B.; Brandão, M.A.F.; Ferreira, A.O.; Polonini, H. Cosmetic Potential of a Liotropic Liquid Crystal Emulsion Containing Resveratrol. Cosmetics 2017, 4, 54.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Cosmetics EISSN 2079-9284 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top