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Biomolecules in Cosmetic Sciences

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 4273

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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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Guest Editor
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
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Cosmetics are defined as any substance or preparation intended to be used on the external parts of the human body that are mainly for cleansing, perfuming, beautifying, odorizing, and promoting well-being without affecting body structure or functions. A great deal of interest has been shown by consumers toward novel bioactive compounds as ingredients in cosmetics from natural resources because of their numerous beneficial effects compared to synthetic ingredients. The use of cosmetic preparations containing biomolecules aims to maintain the body in good condition, protect it from the effects of the environment and aging processes, change its appearance, and impart a good smell to the body. 

This Special Issue on “Biomolecules in Cosmetic Sciences” seeks high-quality original contributions (experiments, theory, and modeling) and review articles. The scope of the Issue covers new developments in cosmetic formulations containing bioactive compounds including polysaccharides, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, vitamins, aromatic compounds, terpenoids, carotenoids, and others. Contributions related to newly developed methodologies for bioactives extraction are also welcome. Studies related with the biological characterization and safety of the new cosmetic formulations are also highly relevant for this Special Issue. 

This Special Issue wants to draw the attention of the industrial and academic community to the latest developments in the field of cosmetic science.

Prof. Dr. Artur Ribeiro
Dr. Carla Silva
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Biomolecules
  • Bioactives
  • Extraction
  • Cosmetic formulations
  • Toxicity
  • Safety

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Evaluating the Presence of Lycopene-Enriched Extracts from Tomato on Topical Emulsions: Physico-Chemical Characterization and Sensory Analysis
by Ana Costa, Marta Marques, Franca Congiu, Alexandre Paiva, Pedro Simões, António Ferreira, Maria Rosário Bronze, Joana Marto, Helena Margarida Ribeiro and Sandra Simões
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(11), 5120; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115120 - 31 May 2021
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Abstract
One of the new trends of personal care industry is the use of organic ingredients derived from nature, in particular, from food-processing residues with proven efficacy. Lycopene is a carotenoid responsible for the red color of several fruits, namely tomato, whose antioxidant and [...] Read more.
One of the new trends of personal care industry is the use of organic ingredients derived from nature, in particular, from food-processing residues with proven efficacy. Lycopene is a carotenoid responsible for the red color of several fruits, namely tomato, whose antioxidant and photoprotective effects have been studied. Methods: Lycopene-enriched extracts (LEE) were obtained from tomato waste using supercritical CO2 extraction, incorporated in microemulsions and macroemulsions for topical use, and characterized through GC-MS for the identification of volatile compounds. The aim of this work was to evaluate the impact of the presence of lycopene-enriched extracts developed emulsions through the identification of volatile compounds and by a sensory analysis to assess the odor and color perception and the acceptability of such semi-solid systems as cosmetic products. Results: Volatile compounds were identified in the extract and in the formulations containing the extract. Preliminary data show that the odor of both LEE-loaded microemulsions and LEE-loaded macroemulsions was classified as undefined. The information about the composition did not modify the odor perception but increased the acceptability of some cosmetic products. LEE conferred a yellowish color to formulations, and the information about the formulation composition increased the likelihood of different cosmetic products with this color being bought. Conclusions: The commercialization of personal care products does not only dependent on the associated organoleptic properties, but is influenced by the information about the composition, namely by the presence of an antioxidant compound. Full article
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