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Phycocosmetics and Other Marine Cosmetics, Specific Cosmetics Formulated Using Marine Resources

Laboratoire de Pharmacie industrielle et de Cosmétologie, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université de Nantes, MMS, EA2160, 61112–44035 Nantes, France
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Mar. Drugs 2020, 18(6), 322;
Received: 12 May 2020 / Revised: 3 June 2020 / Accepted: 15 June 2020 / Published: 18 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine-Derived Ingredients for Cosmeceuticals)
Marine resources exist in vast numbers and show enormous diversity. As a result, there are likely many possible applications for marine molecules of interest in the cosmetic industry, whether as excipients or additives, but especially as active substances. It is possible to obtain extracts from active substances; for example, quite a few algae species can be used in moisturizing or anti-ageing products. In the field of topical photoprotection, mycosporine-like amino acids and gadusol are important lines of enquiry that should not be overlooked. In the field of additives, the demonstration that certain seaweed (algae) extracts have antimicrobial properties suggests that they could provide alternatives to currently authorized preservatives. These promising leads must be explored, but it should be kept in mind that it is a long process to bring ingredients to market that are both effective and safe to use. View Full-Text
Keywords: algae; substance of interest; cosmetic products algae; substance of interest; cosmetic products
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Couteau, C.; Coiffard, L. Phycocosmetics and Other Marine Cosmetics, Specific Cosmetics Formulated Using Marine Resources. Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 322.

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