Special Issue "Cosmetopoeia, from the Traditional to the Recent Uses of Plant in Cosmetics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Christophe Hano

LBLGC EA1207, INRA USC1328, University of Orleans, 21 Rue Loigny la Bataille, F-28000 Chartres, France
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Phone: +33 (0)2 37 30 97 53
Interests: chemistry of natural products; analytical methods; HPLC; LC-MS; polyphenols (lignans, flavonoids, phenolic acids); ethnopharmacology; history of pharmacy
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Jean Luc Ansel

Cosmetic Valley, 1 Rue de l'Étroit Degré, 28000 Chartres, France
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Interests: chemistry of natural products; phytochemistry of ligneous species; ethnocosmetology; cosmetopoeia ; history of cosmetic

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the last decades, due to their ability to produce a very wide variety of molecules, plants have attracted a growing interest for research in cosmetics. The recent development of green technologies allowed the use of renewable raw materials and the development of new extraction processes more compatible with the rules of sustainable development. However, the use of plants is far from being a novelty. Human have historically exploited plants for their food, health or well-being, using, sometimes unknowingly, “basic chemistry processes” to extract bioactive ingredients.

Although there has long existed a pharmacopoeia that lists plants for therapeutic use, work in the field of traditional cosmetics is still poorly documented. From this observation, the concept of a cosmetopoeia was proposed to fill this gap. Thus, like the pharmacopoeia, the cosmetopoeia will be a register of the cosmetic use of plants.

This Special Issue of Cosmetics "Cosmetopoeia, from the traditional to the recent uses of plants in cosmetics" will focus on different aspects including (but not restricted to):

- Traditional uses (the new concept of ethnocosmetology) of plants, for the better knowledge and preservation of the traditional uses of plants in cosmetics.

- Rationalization of the biological activities of traditionally used plants and/or plant extracts using modern techniques.

- Development of new innovative and green extraction processes of bioactive ingredients from plants traditionally used for cosmetics.

Dr. Christophe Hano
Dr. Jean Luc Ansel
Guest Editors

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 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.


  • Plant
  • Traditional uses
  • History
  • Bioactive ingredients
  • Green chemistry
  • Sustainable development

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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