Special Issue "Ethnic Cosmetics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Enzo Berardesca
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Guest Editor
Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Interests: dermatology; skin care; contact dermatitis; cosmetic efficacy; cosmetic formulation; barrier function; skin irritation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is dedicated to ethnic cosmetics. Indeed, today, the vast majority of the world’s population constitutes persons with skin of color, including a heterogeneous group of people with skin phototypes which fall within III to VI.

Racial differences in skin physiology and reaction to environmental stimuli are more and more described, but notwithstanding the increasing number of studies, data are often conflicting. In fact, it is difficult to define and to interpret the cutaneous pathophysiologic phenomena that are not only anatomical and functional characteristics of ethnic groups, but also the result of socioeconomic, hygienic, and nutritional factors. Furthermore, skin status may be influenced by climate, circadian rhythms, and changes in circulating sex hormones or stress hormones. Indeed, even though it is well established that all humans belong to the same species, many physical differences exist among members of the human population. Ethnic groups often need very specialized cosmetics to reach superior efficacy and compliance. Pigmentation is a problem in dark and Asian skin, and black and curly hair needs special products for styling. Some skin types are more prone to developing irritation, whereas some are more exposed to acne and related diseases.

Prof. Dr. Enzo Berardesca
Guest Editor

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. Cosmetics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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.


  • Pigmentation
  • Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Bleaching
  • Pomade acne
  • Sunscreens
  • Photoprotection
  • Asian skin
  • Black skin
  • Brown skin
  • Skin phenotypes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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