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Mar. Drugs 2018, 16(11), 459; https://doi.org/10.3390/md16110459

Beneficial Effects of Marine Algae-Derived Carbohydrates for Skin Health

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School of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Korean Medicine Application Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 15 November 2018 / Accepted: 17 November 2018 / Published: 21 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anti-Photoagaing and Photo-Protective Compounds from Marine Organisms)
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Marine algae are considered to be an abundant sources of bioactive compounds with cosmeceutical potential. Recently, a great deal of interest has focused on the health-promoting effects of marine bioactive compounds. Carbohydrates are the major and abundant constituent of marine algae and have been utilized in cosmetic formulations, as moisturizing and thickening agents for example. In addition, marine carbohydrates have been suggested as promising bioactive biomaterials for their various properties beneficial to skin, including antioxidant, anti-melanogenic and skin anti-aging properties. Therefore, marine algae carbohydrates have potential skin health benefits for value-added cosmeceutical applications. The present review focuses on the various biological capacities and potential skin health benefits of bioactive marine carbohydrates. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine algae; carbohydrates; oligosaccharides; monosaccharides; skin health; cosmeceuticals marine algae; carbohydrates; oligosaccharides; monosaccharides; skin health; cosmeceuticals
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Kim, J.H.; Lee, J.-E.; Kim, K.H.; Kang, N.J. Beneficial Effects of Marine Algae-Derived Carbohydrates for Skin Health. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 459.

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