Special Issue "What do you know about cosmetics?"


A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Enzo Berardesca
San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Via Chianesi 53, 00144 Rome, Italy
Website: http://www.berardesca.it/http://www.berardesca.it/
E-Mail: berardesca@berardesca.it
Interests: dermatology; skin care; contact dermatitis; cosmetic efficacy; cosmetic formulation; barrier function; skin irritation

Special Issue Information


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cosmetics is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Published Papers (1 paper)

Cosmetics 2014, 1(1), 61-74; doi:10.3390/cosmetics1010061
Received: 5 February 2014; in revised form: 6 March 2014 / Accepted: 11 March 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Ecosustainable Microwave-Mediated Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Solid Organic Waste (Grape Marc) with Potential Cosmeceutical Properties
Author: Carla Villa
Abstract: Nowadays, in a context of sustainability, studies on the exploitatation and recycle of solid organic waste are gaining increasing interest. The wine industry produces a large amount of organic residues (such as grape marc) that often are both highly polluting and quite expensive to treat. Their convertion from worn out plant matrices with high environmental impact to recycled sources with significant added values represents a great challenge in an eco-sustainable industrial context.
Microwaves assisted extractions (MAE) can be considered relative new “green” procedures possessing several advantages over more conventional extraction techniques such as reduction of extraction times, solvent volumes and energy consumption, coupled to a better extraction efficiency as well as high extract quality.
Taking into account all these statements, the aim of this research was the development of eco-sustainable microwave-mediated extractive methods, to be applied to exhauste matrices such as grape marc in order to obtain new “green” bioactive extracts with potential cosmeceutical properties

Type of Paper: Reviev
Title: Safety Evaluation of Cosmetic Ingredients: In Vitro Opportunities for the Identification of Contact Allergens
Authors: Emanuela Corsini 1, Silvia Budello 1, Valentina Galbiati 1 and Erwin Roggen 2
1 DiSFeB, Univerisità degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
2 3Rs Management and Consultancy, Denmark
Abstract: Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis are undesired side effects in the development of drugs and cosmetics as well as after contact with environmental or industrial chemicals. Over the last decade, a great deal of progress has been made in the development of alternative in vitro test to assess these two realities. Driven by the 7th Amendment to the EU Cosmetic Directive, the new EU policy on chemicals (the REACH system), the update of the European legislation on the protection of animals used in research, and emerging visions and strategies for predicting toxicity, in vitro methods are likely to play a major role in the near future. While a number of methods are at various stages of development and use, there are, at present, no cell-based assay capable of distinguish all sensitizer from non-sensitizers in a test panel of chemicals, nor it is possible to rank the sensitizing potencies of the chemicals. It is expected that a predictive method to totally replace animal testing will be in the form of a test battery comprising molecular, cell-based, and/or computational methods. This review aims to review the state-of-the-art in the field of in vitro assesment of contact sensitizers.

Last update: 28 March 2014

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