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Potential Use of Seaweed Bioactive Compounds in Skincare—A Review

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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology College of Sciences, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China
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Faculty of Marine Sciences, Lasbela University, Uthal 90950, Pakistan
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Mar. Drugs 2019, 17(12), 688; https://doi.org/10.3390/md17120688
Received: 20 September 2019 / Revised: 1 December 2019 / Accepted: 2 December 2019 / Published: 6 December 2019
Modern lifestyles have developed new attention on appearance and personal care which attract a huge number of consumers towards cosmetic products. The demand for a skincare product with natural ingredients is rapidly increasing. Seaweeds are major resources for in-demand active compounds with a wide variety of applications. The use of seaweed-derived ingredients in cosmetic products has increased in recent years as many scientific studies have proved the potential skincare properties of seaweed bioactive compounds. This review emphasizes possible skincare properties of seaweed bioactive compounds. The review outlines the mechanism involved in skin problems including hyperpigmentation, premature skin aging, and acne in the first part while the second part focuses on the promising application of seaweeds in skin protection by highlighting the bioactive compound responsible for their bioactivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: seaweeds; hyperpigmentation; skin aging; skincare; photo-protection seaweeds; hyperpigmentation; skin aging; skincare; photo-protection
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Jesumani, V.; Du, H.; Aslam, M.; Pei, P.; Huang, N. Potential Use of Seaweed Bioactive Compounds in Skincare—A Review. Mar. Drugs 2019, 17, 688.

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