Cosmeceuticals Properties of Sea Cucumbers: Prospects and Trends
AbstractCosmeceutical, a new term in the cosmetic industry, refers to cosmetic products that contain active ingredients and have medicinal benefits. Cosmeceuticals have attracted increased attention because of their beneficial effects on human health. Sea cucumbers, belonging to the class Holothuroidea, marine invertebrates, are rich in bioactive compounds, including saponin, chondroitin sulphate, collagen, amino acids, and phenols. These bioactive compounds have diverse functional roles as a secondary metabolite and these properties can be applied to the developments of novel cosmeceuticals. This review provides an overview the application of sea cucumber derivatives for cosmeceuticals. Further, prospects and trends of sea cucumber in cosmeceuticals industry were also discussed. The proper development of sea cucumber bioactive compounds will be helpful in cosmeceutical product development and industry. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Siahaan, E.A.; Pangestuti, R.; Munandar, H.; Kim, S.-K. Cosmeceuticals Properties of Sea Cucumbers: Prospects and Trends. Cosmetics 2017, 4, 26.
Siahaan EA, Pangestuti R, Munandar H, Kim S-K. Cosmeceuticals Properties of Sea Cucumbers: Prospects and Trends. Cosmetics. 2017; 4(3):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Siahaan, Evi A.; Pangestuti, Ratih; Munandar, Hendra; Kim, Se-Kwon. 2017. "Cosmeceuticals Properties of Sea Cucumbers: Prospects and Trends." Cosmetics 4, no. 3: 26.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.