Vetiver Essential Oil in Cosmetics: What Is New?
AbstractBackground: Vetiver is a key ingredient for the perfume industry nowadays. However, with the constant and rapid changes of personal tastes, this appeal could vanish and this sector could decline quite quickly. New dissemination paths need to be found to tap this valuable resource. Methods: In this way, its potential use in cosmetics either as an active ingredient per se (with cosmeceutical significance or presenting antimicrobial activity) has hence been explored in vitro. Results: In this contribution, we demonstrated that vetiver essential oil displays no particularly significant and innovative cosmetic potential value in formulations apart from its scent already largely exploited. However, evaluated against twenty bacterial strains and two Candida species using the in vitro microbroth dilution method, vetiver oil demonstrated notably some outstanding activities against Gram-positive strains and against one Candida glabrata strain. Conclusions: Based on these findings, vetiver essential oil appears to be an appropriate aspirant for the development of an antimicrobial agent for medicinal purposes and for the development of a cosmetic ingredient used for its scent and displaying antimicrobial activity as an added value. View Full-Text
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Burger, P.; Landreau, A.; Watson, M.; Janci, L.; Cassisa, V.; Kempf, M.; Azoulay, S.; Fernandez, X. Vetiver Essential Oil in Cosmetics: What Is New? Medicines 2017, 4, 41.
Burger P, Landreau A, Watson M, Janci L, Cassisa V, Kempf M, Azoulay S, Fernandez X. Vetiver Essential Oil in Cosmetics: What Is New? Medicines. 2017; 4(2):41.Chicago/Turabian Style
Burger, Pauline; Landreau, Anne; Watson, Marie; Janci, Laurent; Cassisa, Viviane; Kempf, Marie; Azoulay, Stéphane; Fernandez, Xavier. 2017. "Vetiver Essential Oil in Cosmetics: What Is New?" Medicines 4, no. 2: 41.
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