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Probiotics in Cosmetic and Personal Care Products: Trends and Challenges

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Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, ON N6C 2R5, Canada
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Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
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Academic Editor: Maria José Rodríguez-Lagunas
Molecules 2021, 26(5), 1249; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051249
Received: 30 January 2021 / Revised: 20 February 2021 / Accepted: 22 February 2021 / Published: 26 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Compounds on Health and Disease)
Probiotics, defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host,” are becoming increasingly popular and marketable. However, too many of the products currently labelled as probiotics fail to comply with the defining characteristics. In recent years, the cosmetic industry has increased the number of products classified as probiotics. While there are several potential applications for probiotics in personal care products, specifically for oral, skin, and intimate care, proper regulation of the labelling and marketing standards is still required to guarantee that consumers are indeed purchasing a probiotic product. This review explores the current market, regulatory aspects, and potential applications of probiotics in the personal care industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: probiotics; cosmetics; lysates; skin; microbiome; vaginal health probiotics; cosmetics; lysates; skin; microbiome; vaginal health
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