Special Issue "Skin Photobiology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maria Pilar Vinardell

Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: skin and eye irritation; in vitro toxicity; photoirritation; photoprotection; skin sensitisation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. M. Mitjans

Dep. Biochemistry and Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The skin is the largest organ of the body and has different functions, such as protection in front of physical and chemical agents. However, because of its exposure to sunlight, skin can suffer from photoageing and cancer due to alterations in epithelial barrier function. The mechanisms of action of sunlight on skin have been studied in depth. Moreover, the interest of the cosmetic industry in the development of novel sunscreen products is based on knowledge regarding the biology of skin.

This Special Issue, "Skin Photobiology", is aimed at presenting the results of the latest research about the adverse effects of light on skin, and how the cosmetic industry can develop new products to avoid this damage to human skin. This overview of the current knowledge in this field is provided through original papers, reviews and short communications.

Prof. Dr. Maria Pilar Vinardell
Prof. Dr. M. Mitjans
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Photoageing
  • Photosensitivity
  • Skin cancer
  • DNA damage
  • Sunscreen

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Research

Open AccessArticle Absorption and Photo-Stability of Substituted Dibenzoylmethanes and Chalcones as UVA Filters
Received: 2 March 2018 / Revised: 5 May 2018 / Accepted: 10 May 2018 / Published: 17 May 2018
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Abstract
There is still an international need to develop broad-spectrum sunscreen products with an adequate UVB/UVA balance, while the approved filters available in the UVA are scarce. Currently, one of the few UVA filters approved in the United States and Europe is tert-butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane
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There is still an international need to develop broad-spectrum sunscreen products with an adequate UVB/UVA balance, while the approved filters available in the UVA are scarce. Currently, one of the few UVA filters approved in the United States and Europe is tert-butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane (BMDM, avobenzone). However, this compound is unstable from aphotochemical point of view and cannot be used in combination with certain sunscreens. In this paper, we investigate the photochemical behavior of a set of dibenzoylmethanes and chalcones. In particular, we carry out their absorption and emission spectra, evaluate their photochemical degradation, and study their generation of free radicals and singlet oxygen photoproduction. Two compounds resultedin having the basic properties of UVA filters (2′-hydroxy-4-methoxychalcone and 2′-hydroxy-4-methoxydibenzoylmethane). Further studies are proposed, such as formulating the compounds into emulsions or other common cosmetic presentations, as well as combining them with broadly-used UVB filters. We have also considered the need to establish its toxicological profile. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Skin Photobiology)
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