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Applications of Natural, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Polymers in Cosmetic Formulations

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Laboratory of Biomaterials and Nanotechnology, University of Sorocaba–UNISO, Sorocaba, 18023-000 São Paulo, Brazil
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Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women& Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 65 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Translational Liver Research, Department of Medical Cell BioPhysics, Technical Medical Centre, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, 7522 NB Enschede, The Netherlands
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Department of Developmental BioEngineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Technical Medical Centre, University of Twente, 7522 NB Enschede, The Netherlands
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University of Tiradentes (Unit), Biotechnological Postgraduate Program. Av. Murilo Dantas, 300, 49010-390 Aracaju, Brazil
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Institute of Technology and Research (ITP), Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNMed), Av. Murilo Dantas, 300, 49010-390 Aracaju, Brazil
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Biotechnology and Natural Products, Federal University of São Paulo, 09913-030 Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil
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Research and Development (R&D), Stepan Química Ltd.a, Vila Mariana,04019-030 São Paulo, Brazil
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Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Pólo das Ciências da Saúde, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
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CEB-Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Tiradentes Institute, 150 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125, USA
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Cosmetics 2020, 7(4), 75; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7040075
Received: 17 July 2020 / Revised: 17 September 2020 / Accepted: 23 September 2020 / Published: 25 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers in Cosmetics in 2020)
Cosmetics composed of synthetic and/or semi-synthetic polymers, associated or not with natural polymers, exhibit a dashing design, with thermal and chemo-sensitive properties. Cosmetic polymers are also used for the preparation of nanoparticles for the delivery of, e.g., fragrances, with the purpose to modify their release profile and also reducing the risk of evaporation. Besides, other cosmetically active nutrients, dermal permeation enhancers, have also been loaded into nanoparticles to improve their bioactivities on the skin. The use of natural polymers in cosmetic formulations is of particular relevance because of their biocompatible, safe, and eco-friendly character. These formulations are highly attractive and marketable to consumers, and are suitable for a plethora of applications, including make-up, skin, and hair care, and as modifiers and stabilizers. In this review, natural synthetic, semi-synthetic, and synthetic polymers are discussed considering their properties for cosmetic applications. Their uses in conventional and novel formulations are also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: cosmetic; dashing design; polymers; co-polymers; polysaccharides cosmetic; dashing design; polymers; co-polymers; polysaccharides
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Alves, T.F.R.; Morsink, M.; Batain, F.; Chaud, M.V.; Almeida, T.; Fernandes, D.A.; da Silva, C.F.; Souto, E.B.; Severino, P. Applications of Natural, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Polymers in Cosmetic Formulations. Cosmetics 2020, 7, 75. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7040075

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Alves TFR, Morsink M, Batain F, Chaud MV, Almeida T, Fernandes DA, da Silva CF, Souto EB, Severino P. Applications of Natural, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Polymers in Cosmetic Formulations. Cosmetics. 2020; 7(4):75. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7040075

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Alves, Thais F.R., Margreet Morsink, Fernando Batain, Marco V. Chaud, Taline Almeida, Dayane A. Fernandes, Classius F. da Silva, Eliana B. Souto, and Patricia Severino. 2020. "Applications of Natural, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Polymers in Cosmetic Formulations" Cosmetics 7, no. 4: 75. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7040075

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