Special Issue "What Do You Know about Cosmetics?"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (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

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Submission

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

Published Papers (1 paper)

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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.

Title: Significant reduction of malodor in the elderly by a cream with pH 4.
Author: Christoph Abels
Abstract: Body odor changes with aging because of related alterations in sweat gland activity and sebum composition. This cross-over trial on an elderly subject panel (> 60 years; n = 45) assessed efficacy of a cream with pH 4 compared to the same cream with pH 5.8 regarding deodorant effects. Deodorant efficacy of test products was determined in comparison to the untreated axilla, 8 and 24 hours after last application. 8 hours after defined washing of the axillae, malodor was significantly lower as compared to baseline for all treatments, untreated and treated with test products due to washing. However, after 24 hours, the washing effect had ceased and axillary malodor was only significantly lower compared to baseline after treatment with the cream with pH 4.
In summary, axillary malodor of subjects older than 60 years was significantly reduced for up to 24 hours after treatment with a cream adjusted to pH 4.

Title: Shared decision-making in cosmetic surgery
Author: Dirk Ubbink
Abstract: Shared decision-making (SDM) depends on a two-directional communication between physician and patient required to involve the patient’s preference in the eventual treatment choice. It is an essential part of evidence-based medicine, as it helps determine whether the available evidence on the possible benefits and harms of treatment options are applicable to the patient involved and his preferences. Cosmetic surgery seems the obvious medical specialty in which SDM is, or should be, applied to achieve high-quality patient care. Hence, this paper will explain what SDM is, why it is important, and how it is performed in clinical practice.

Last update: 15 September 2014

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