Special Issue "Pigmentation correcting ingredients—Crucial Need for Innovation to Lead the Way"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Interests: skin-lightening products; melanocytes; melanocyte-keratinocyte crosstalk; epidermal unit; tyrosinase; melanosomal transfer; melanosome biogenesis; endothelial cells
Functionally, naked skin, which comes in a range of colors, is unique to the human species. Since our ancestry, we have tried to influence our skin color to get fairer colors in ethnic skin types and darker colors in fairer skin types. Skin color has become a measure of health (darker in the Nordic hemisphere) and higher social standing and cultural refinement for fairer skin types in the southern hemisphere and Asia. This phenomena has religious, political and cultural background and hopefully skin color ideals (lighter or darker) will be persuaded away to instead focus on maintaining a healthy skin.
However, there is a clinical and cosmetic demand for correcting pigmentary unevenness for the treatment of disorders such as melasma and solar lentigo. Additionally, irregular facial pigmentation is an important sign of aging including wrinkles and sagging skin. Unfortunately, there are risks coupled to the use of many of the ingredients currently available. Many of those that are banned on the European market are purchased on the illegal market, in particular hydroquinone and corticosteroids, which represent a serious health risk when repeatedly and abundantly applied to the skin.
In this Special Issue, we will address consumer needs, in terms of hyperpigmentation correction, but also safety issues coupled to today’s market and the crucial need for the cosmetic industry to let innovation drive the development of safe and efficient cosmetic ingredients.
Dr. Johanna Maria Gillbro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- skin-lightening products
- melanocyte-keratinocyte crosstalk
- epidermal unit
- melanosomal transfer
- melanosome biogenesis
- endothelial cells