Special Issue "Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Natural Compounds"

A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Othmane Merah

Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-industrielle, LCA, Université de Toulouse, INRA, Toulouse, France;Université Paul Sabatier, IUT A, Département génie Biologique, Toulouse, France
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Interests: plant physiology; plant breeding; bioactives accumulation; essential oils; biofertilizers; cereals; oilseed crop; legumes; vegetables, secondary metabolites; andioxidants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plants, algae, and microorganisms are a source of bioactive molecules that can be used in drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and skin care products and industries. Moreover, byproducts of several industries can be used as raw materials for added value molecule extraction and uses in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. A large amount of research has been undertaken to characterize bioactives in plants, seaweeds, microorganisms, and so on. Among these molecules, special attention was devoted to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. These studies have been done on byproducts or on cultivated plants; a few works have focused their attention on the species used in traditional and popular medicine around the world. Measurement methods limit the comparison of information and the evaluation of their activities remain confined to minor uses. The evaluation of creams for skin care, biological effects, antimicrobial, and antitumoral effects needs further investigation.

This Special Issue calls for manuscripts that explore anti-inflammatory and antioxidant proprieties from natural compounds, their distribution in organisms, the methods of measurements, the means to increase their extraction, and their effects for the development of new drugs, foods, and skin care products.

Dr. Othmane Merah
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • bioactive accumulation
  • antioxidant proprieties
  • anti-inflammatory proprieties
  • bioactive identification
  • biological activities
  • cosmetics applications
  • health benefits

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Effects of a Phenol-Enriched Purified Extract from Olive Mill Wastewater on Skin Cells
Received: 4 March 2019 / Revised: 30 April 2019 / Accepted: 30 April 2019 / Published: 7 May 2019
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Olive trees (Olea europaea) and their processed products, such as olive oil, play a major role in the Mediterranean way of life. Their positive impact on human health is being intensely investigated. One research topic is the identification of new application areas of [...] Read more.
Olive trees (Olea europaea) and their processed products, such as olive oil, play a major role in the Mediterranean way of life. Their positive impact on human health is being intensely investigated. One research topic is the identification of new application areas of olive mill wastewater (OMWW). OMWW is characterized by the high content of polyphenols possessing many positive health effects. Thus, the phenol-enriched OMWW extract offers the potential for the treatment of skin disorders and for cosmetic application. The aim of the present study was to evaluate cell viability and proliferation, the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties of a phenol-enriched OMWW extract on an immortal keratinocyte cell line (HaCaT cells). Moreover, the influence on the growth of various microorganisms was investigated; furthermore, the effects on normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEK) and human melanoma cells (A375) were studied in a commercially available tumor invasion skin model. The phenol-enriched OMWW extract showed excellent antimicrobial activity. Moreover, a noticeable reduction in reactive oxygen species formation as well as Interleukin-8 release in HaCaT cells were observed. Finally, the inhibited growth of A375 melanoma nodules in the melanoma skin model could be shown. Our results indicate that the OMWW extract is a promising ingredient for dermal applications to improve skin health and skin protection as well as having a positive impact on skin ageing. Full article
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