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Cosmetics 2018, 5(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics5010002

Macroalgae-Derived Ingredients for Cosmetic Industry—An Update

REQUIMTE/LAQV, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira nr. 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 8 December 2017 / Accepted: 8 December 2017 / Published: 25 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products)
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Aging is a natural and progressive declining physiological process that is influenced by multifactorial aspects and affects individuals’ health in very different ways. The skin is one of the major organs in which aging is more evident, as it progressively loses some of its natural functions. With the new societal paradigms regarding youth and beauty have emerged new concerns about appearance, encouraging millions of consumers to use cosmetic/personal care products as part of their daily routine. Hence, cosmetics have become a global and highly competitive market in a constant state of evolution. This industry is highly committed to finding natural sources of functional/bioactive-rich compounds, preferably from sustainable and cheap raw materials, to deliver innovative products and solutions that meet consumers’ expectations. Macroalgae are an excellent example of a natural resource that can fit these requirements. The incorporation of macroalgae-derived ingredients in cosmetics has been growing, as more and more scientific evidence reports their skin health-promoting effects. This review provides an overview on the possible applications of macroalgae as active ingredients for the cosmetic field, highlighting the main compounds responsible for their bioactivity on skin. View Full-Text
Keywords: macroalgae; skin care; technological ingredients; antiaging; antioxidant; whitening; moisturizing; collagen boosting; photoprotection; anti-inflammatory macroalgae; skin care; technological ingredients; antiaging; antioxidant; whitening; moisturizing; collagen boosting; photoprotection; anti-inflammatory
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Pimentel, F.B.; Alves, R.C.; Rodrigues, F.; P. P. Oliveira, M.B. Macroalgae-Derived Ingredients for Cosmetic Industry—An Update. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 2.

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