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Seaweed-Based Molecules and Their Potential Biological Activities: An Eco-Sustainable Cosmetics

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Microbiology Department, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar 384315, Gujarat, India
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Department of Engineering, River Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Ecotech Phase III, Greater Noida 110042, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Madhyanchal Professional University, Ratibad, Bhopal 462044, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Khalid University, Abha 61411, Asir, Saudi Arabia
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Research Center for Advanced Materials Science (RCAMS), King Khalid University Guraiger, Abha 61413, Asir, Saudi Arabia
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Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Khalid University, Abha 61413, Asir, Saudi Arabia
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Institute of Environment and Development Studies, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi 284128, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Korea
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Academic Editors: Hosam O. Elansary and Agnieszka Szopa
Molecules 2021, 26(17), 5313; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175313
Received: 29 June 2021 / Revised: 18 August 2021 / Accepted: 21 August 2021 / Published: 1 September 2021
Amongst the countless marine organisms, seaweeds are considered as one of the richest sources of biologically active ingredients having powerful biological activities. Seaweeds or marine macroalgae are macroscopic multicellular eukaryotic photosynthetic organisms and have the potential to produce a large number of valuable compounds, such as proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, amino acids, phenolic compounds, pigments, etc. Since it is a prominent source of bioactive constituents, it finds diversified industrial applications viz food and dairy, pharmaceuticals, medicinal, cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, etc. Moreover, seaweed-based cosmetic products are risen up in their demands by the consumers, as they see them as a promising alternative to synthetic cosmetics. Normally it contains purified biologically active compounds or extracts with several compounds. Several seaweed ingredients that are useful in cosmeceuticals are known to be effective alternatives with significant benefits. Many seaweeds’ species demonstrated skin beneficial activities, such as antioxidant, anti-melanogenesis, antiaging, photoprotection, anti-wrinkle, moisturizer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antioxidant properties, as well as certain antimicrobial activities, such as antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities. This review presents applications of bioactive molecules derived from marine algae as a potential substitute for its current applications in the cosmetic industry. The biological activities of carbohydrates, proteins, phenolic compounds and pigments are discussed as safe sources of ingredients for the consumer and cosmetic industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: cosmeceuticals; seaweeds; skin cosmetics; marine macroalgae; biological activities cosmeceuticals; seaweeds; skin cosmetics; marine macroalgae; biological activities
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Kalasariya, H.S.; Yadav, V.K.; Yadav, K.K.; Tirth, V.; Algahtani, A.; Islam, S.; Gupta, N.; Jeon, B.-H. Seaweed-Based Molecules and Their Potential Biological Activities: An Eco-Sustainable Cosmetics. Molecules 2021, 26, 5313. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175313

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Kalasariya HS, Yadav VK, Yadav KK, Tirth V, Algahtani A, Islam S, Gupta N, Jeon B-H. Seaweed-Based Molecules and Their Potential Biological Activities: An Eco-Sustainable Cosmetics. Molecules. 2021; 26(17):5313. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175313

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Kalasariya, Haresh S., Virendra Kumar Yadav, Krishna Kumar Yadav, Vineet Tirth, Ali Algahtani, Saiful Islam, Neha Gupta, and Byong-Hun Jeon. 2021. "Seaweed-Based Molecules and Their Potential Biological Activities: An Eco-Sustainable Cosmetics" Molecules 26, no. 17: 5313. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175313

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