Special Issue "The Antioxidant Potential of the Skin"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2015).
Interests: skin antioxidants; oxidative stress; collagen–elastin index; radical scavenging activity; cutaneous carotenoids; reactive oxygen species; sun protection
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The antioxidant potential (AOP) of the skin is known to be a decisive factor in skin aging, i.e., the depth of furrows and wrinkles and the risk of skin cancer. It can be influenced by various parameters such as lifestyle, stress, nutrition and illness. It can be increased by a healthy nutrition rich in vegetables and fruits, but also by topical application of creams rich in antioxidants. However, there are still controversial discussions about possible positive or negative effects of antioxidant supplementation. Fast and noninvasive methods to measure the cutaneous AOP are rare. On the other hand, stress reduces the AOP. Several studies have shown, e.g., that UV light as the major noxa reduces the AOP, but also light in the visible and near infrared spectral ranges induce radicals or changes in the biochemical parameters, thus affecting the AOP of cells and skin.
This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting the benefits of antioxidant cosmetic products, which could be applied systemically or topically, and the methods to evaluate the biological effects of the products or provide new insights into the mechanisms of action in the skin.
Dr. Martina Meinke
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- stress factors
- nutrition, supplements
- noninvasive methods
- collagen-elastin index
- cutaneous carotenoids
- radical scavenging activity