Application of Biotechnology in Cosmetic Industry

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 157

Special Issue Editors

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Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4700-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: development of protein-based cosmetics; protein engineering; protein expression; hair as an analytical tool; in vitro culture of cells and screening of molecules bioactivity
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Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: proteins for surfaces’ functionalization; enzymatic polymerization; enzymatic reactions; deep eutectic solvents for extraction, cosmetics and textile applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The cosmetic industry exploits biotechnology to revolutionize product development and efficacy. Biotech processes enable the synthesis of natural advanced and tailored ingredients, enhancing sustainability and reducing environmental impact. From bioengineered peptides and proteins, exploration of natural sources, to microbial fermentation for active compounds, biotech offers innovative solutions for care and beauty. With biotechnology, the cosmetic industry has entered a new era of science-driven innovation, delivering safer, more sustainable, and high-performance products.

This Special Issue on the 'Application of Biotechnology in the Cosmetic Industry' invites high-quality original contributions encompassing experiments, theories, modeling, and review articles. We aim to explore recent advancements in cosmetic formulations derived from biotechnological processes, including peptides, proteins, extracts from natural sources, and compounds obtained through fermentation. Additionally, we welcome studies focusing on the encapsulation of bioactive ingredients. Research related to the biological characterization and safety assessment of these novel cosmetic formulations is also of significant interest for this Special Issue.

Dr. Artur Ribeiro
Dr. Carla Silva
Guest Editors

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  • biotechnological cosmetics
  • sustainable ingredients
  • fermentation-derived products
  • encapsulation
  • peptide/protein technology
  • personalized beauty
  • safety assessment

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