Special Issue "Green Ingredients in Cosmetics and Food"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: pharmaceutical technology; cosmetology; formulation; hydrogels; nanoparticles; natural sources
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Special Issue in Cosmetics: Green Ingredients in Cosmetics and Food (Volume II)
In recent decades, companies and consumers have shown increasing interest in cosmetics and food supplements containing functional ingredients, because they are perceived to promote global well-being, minimize the drawbacks of active pharmaceutical ingredients, and encourage the rediscovery of natural ingredients from traditional medicines. This trend is favoring the use of green ingredients in cosmetics and food supplements, and is receiving considerable attention in the media and on websites that highlight the beneficial properties of products containing green ingredients compared to those containing non-green ones. However, while on the one hand important environmental agencies worldwide are now promoting the sustainable development of new green products, on the other hand there is general confusion about the term "green" and how "green" products impact health, with some firms using the term very loosely simply in order to appeal to consumers.
This Special Issue focuses on the regulatory issues related to green products, evaluates the global market and trends of green products in cosmetics and food supplements, highlights the main advantages or disadvantages in selecting and developing green products compared to non-green ones, and provides examples of green products, their properties, and characteristics, as well as green processes.
Prof. Dr. Piera Di Martino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- green ingredients
- food supplement
- regulatory issues
- market trends
- advantages of green ingredients
- disadvantages of green ingredients
- green processes