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Cosmetic Potential of Pigments Extracts from the Marine Cyanobacterium Cyanobium sp.

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CIIMAR/CIMAR-LA—Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Novo Edifício do Terminal de Cruzeiros de Leixões, Avenida General Norton de Matos, s/n, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
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FCUP—Faculty of Science, University of Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, s/n, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
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ISS—Ínclita Seaweed Solutions, Novo Edifício do Terminal de Cruzeiros de Leixões, Avenida General Norton de Matos, s/n, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
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Mar. Drugs 2022, 20(8), 481; https://doi.org/10.3390/md20080481
Received: 5 July 2022 / Revised: 25 July 2022 / Accepted: 25 July 2022 / Published: 27 July 2022
The current mindset in the cosmetics market about sustainable ingredients had increased the search for new sources of natural active ingredients. Cyanobacteria are a great source of functional ingredients for cosmetics, as a producer of pigments with described bioactive potential (carotenoids and phycobiliproteins). This work aimed to evaluate the cosmetic potential of marine cyanobacterium Cyanobium sp. pigment-targeted extracts (carotenoids and phycobiliproteins), evaluating their in vitro safety through cytotoxicity assays, cosmetic-related enzyme inhibition, ingredient stability, and putative product (serum formulation). Results showed no cytotoxicity from the extracts in skin-related cell lines. Carotenoid extract showed anti-hyaluronidase capacity (IC50 = 108.74 ± 5.74 mg mL−1) and phycobiliprotein extract showed anti-hyaluronidase and anti-collagenase capacity (IC50 = 67.25 ± 1.18 and 582.82 ± 56.99 mg mL−1, respectively). Regarding ingredient and serum stability, both ingredients showed higher stability at low-temperature conditions, and it was possible to maintain the pigment content and bioactive capacity stable during the tested period, although in higher temperatures the product was degraded in a week. As a major conclusion, both extracts can be potential natural and sustainable ingredients for cosmetic uses, with relatively simple formulation and storage, and can be promising natural anti-aging ingredients due to their bioactive capacity. View Full-Text
Keywords: carotenoids; phycobiliproteins; antioxidant; hyaluronidase; accelerated stability; serum formulation carotenoids; phycobiliproteins; antioxidant; hyaluronidase; accelerated stability; serum formulation
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Pagels, F.; Almeida, C.; Vasconcelos, V.; Guedes, A.C. Cosmetic Potential of Pigments Extracts from the Marine Cyanobacterium Cyanobium sp. Mar. Drugs 2022, 20, 481. https://doi.org/10.3390/md20080481

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Pagels F, Almeida C, Vasconcelos V, Guedes AC. Cosmetic Potential of Pigments Extracts from the Marine Cyanobacterium Cyanobium sp. Marine Drugs. 2022; 20(8):481. https://doi.org/10.3390/md20080481

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Pagels, Fernando, Cíntia Almeida, Vitor Vasconcelos, and A. Catarina Guedes. 2022. "Cosmetic Potential of Pigments Extracts from the Marine Cyanobacterium Cyanobium sp." Marine Drugs 20, no. 8: 481. https://doi.org/10.3390/md20080481

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