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Special Issue "Antioxidants in Cosmetics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
The outermost skin of our body performs a sensory and defensive role as the interface with the external environment. In addition, skin is a very special organ that expresses our external beauty. Modern cosmetics are moving away from the simple role of maintaining the external beauty of the skin and increasing their role in promoting the health of the skin. External factors, such as ultraviolet rays, climate change, and air pollutants, increase the oxidative damage of the skin. Inner factors, such as aging, nutritional imbalance, hormonal changes, and stress, weaken the antioxidant function of the skin. Therefore, not only antioxidants that can prevent oxidative damage inside and outside of the skin, but also components that can enhance the antioxidant function of the skin itself have potential value as new cosmetic materials. Of course, some antioxidants may act as prooxidants in certain cases and harm the skin. Antioxidants can also affect cell signaling and prevent or conversely aggravate skin aging and cancer. Therefore, scientific research on the positive and negative effects of natural or synthetic antioxidants in skin, application of excellent antioxidants to cosmetic formulations, and objectively evaluating the clinical efficacy of such cosmetics have great industrial and medical importance.
We invite you to submit the latest research and review article on the positive and negative effects of natural or synthetic antioxidants on skin and skin cells, and their cosmetic applications, to this Special issue. We welcome cell, animal, and clinical studies on antioxidants or antioxidant enhancers in various experimental models that may cause oxidative damage or in other relevant experimental settings. The invited studies also include research into stabilizing antioxidants in cosmetic formulations and antioxidant systems that stabilize functional ingredients in cosmetics. We expect that antioxidant research in the field of skin and cosmetics will make a great scientific leap forward, and information which is useful not only for cosmetic scientists but also for cosmetic consumers will be derived through this Special issue.
Prof. Dr. Yong Chool Boo
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antioxidants is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.