Special Issue "Bio-Inspired Cosmetics and Nanocosmetics: Innovations and Limitations"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2017
Prof. Dr. Farid Menaa
Department of Oncology, Stem Cells and Nanomedicine, California Innovations Corp, San Diego, CA, USA
Interests: Green Chemistry, Spectroscopy (co-pioneer of Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy aka Spectro-FluorTM, Genetics and Epigenetics; Sustainable Medicine, Nanomedicine, Nanocosmetics
Prof. Dr. Valdir A. Braga
Biotechnology Department, Federal University of Paraiba, João Pessoa, Brazil
Interests: oxidative stress; hypertension; anti-aging products
Prof. Dr. Ali Barkat Khan
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gomal University, DI Khan City, Pakistan
Interests: cosmeceuticals; skin formulations; biophysical evaluation of skin formulations; rheology; transdermal patches; emulgels
Since the last decade, innovation in the cosmetics field has attracted tremendous worldwide interest. Both industries and academic institutions are developing novel skin care formulations (e.g., nutricosmetics) based on technological advancements, the emergence of green chemistry and benefits of natural bioactive molecules or extracts. The high diversity, abundance, renewable and biostructural complexicity of natural compounds often implicate the use of high-throughput screening and rigorous testing before translation approval from the bench top to the human side. The rational design and development of skin care formulations, including skin care nanoformulations, usually involve single or combined selected bioactive molecules or even extracts, as well as characterized (nano)materials and/or green chemicals.
This Special Issue "Bio-Inspired Cosmetics and Nanocosmetics: Innovations and Limitations" aimed at presenting the rational design (including in silico studies), innovative methods and development of original bio-inspired skin care formulations, and their translation from the benchmark to the market side (e.g., compound screening, testing, efficacy, safety, in vivo tolerance, quality control, validations, regulatory affairs, product market, marketing, encountered difficulties, negative results, special cases).
Original research articles, clinical case articles, reviews, and short communications are welcomed and encouraged.
Dr. Farid Menaa
Dr. Barkat Ali Khan
Dr. Valdir A Braga
Manuscript Submission Information
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- bioactive compounds
- marine animals
- activities and functions
- natural products
- regulatory affairs
- green chemistry
- quality control