Special Issue "Feature Papers in Cosmetics in 2020"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: dermatology; skin care; contact dermatitis; cosmetic efficacy; cosmetic formulation; barrier function; skin irritation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Cosmetics: What Do You Know about Cosmetics?
Special Issue in Cosmetics: Ethnic Cosmetics
Special Issue in Cosmetics: Cosmetics: Feature Papers
As Editor-in-Chief of Cosmetics, I am pleased to announce this Special Issue entitled "Feature Papers in Cosmetics in 2020". This Special Issue will be a collection of high-quality papers from editorial board members, guest editors, and leading researchers invited by the editorial office and the Editor-in-Chief. Both original research articles and comprehensive review papers are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Enzo Berardesca
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 1000 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.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Tentative Title: Physico-chemical approaches for preliminary evaluation of the performance of hair-conditioning formulations
Tentative Authors: Laura Fernández-Peña and Eduardo Guzmán
Affiliations: Department of Physical Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
2. Tentative Title: Investigation utilizing HLB concept for development of moisturizing cream/lotion: characterization and stability evaluation
Tentative Authors: Md. Shoaib Alam1, Mohammed S. Algahtani2, Mohammad Zaki Ahmad2, Javed Ahmad2*
Affiliations:1. Research & Development, Jamjoom Pharmaceuticals, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2. Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Najran University, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tentative Abstract: The current study is aimed to utilize the concept of HLB value of ingredients for the formulation development of stable moisturizing cream/lotion for cosmetic application. The developed cosmetic formulation was water-in-oil emulsion based system. It was characterized for pH, viscosity, spreadability, rheology and droplet morphology. The influence of thickening agent on rheology of the product was investigated and found to be significant for conversion of cream formulation into lotion. The formulation system developed utilizing the concept of HLB was compared to product developed through conventional approach. It was observed that moisturizing cream/lotion developed exploiting the concept of HLB, really a promising approach to design stable emulsion-based system easily without involving the exhaustive optimization process.
Keywords: Moisturizer, cream/lotion, cosmetics, HLB value, rheology, stability
3. Tentative Title: ITALIAN (MOUNT AMIATA, TUSCANY) CHESTNUT LEAF EXTRACT AS A NOVEL ANTI-AGING AGENT
Tentative Authors: Giulia Baini, Elisabetta Miraldi1, Giorgio Cappellucci1, Marisanna Centini2, Giovanna Rigillo3, Marco Biagi1
Affiliations: 1. DSFTA, University of Siena
2. DBCF, University of Siena
3. DSV, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Tentative Abstract: Modern cosmetics is approaching medicinal plants with ethnobotanical importance, tradition and pre-validated use. In different Italian regions, chestnut leaves have a long history of use by local people for dermatologic and cosmetic applications. Here, we studied the Italian chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill., Fagaceae) from Monte Amiata's forests, Tuscany, focusing on leaf extract, driven by recent studies reported in literature, suggesting a scavenger and antioxidant activity of this byproduct.
First, we compared extracts obtained using different solvents and leaves collected in different seasons by means of colorimetric and HPLC-DAD phytochemical analyses and antiradicalic essays. Then, our experimental protocol was focused on a 75% v/v ethanol extract of leaves collected in August, the richest in polyphenols and flavonoids. Biological tests conducted on human skin cells showed that the extract improved fibroblast metabolism and viability and it protects keratinocytes from UVA oxidative damage. The extract activity is primarily related to free-radical scavenging capacity, since cell levels of malondialdehyde and reactive oxygen species decreased when cells were treated with extract, while superoxide dismutase activity was not affected. Italian chestnut leaf extract exerted an inhibitory effect on tyrosinase and collagenase activity, as well. The extract, incorporated in an oil/water emulsion exhibited sun protection factor booster activity. The Mount Amiata Italian chestnut leaf extract could be a new effective agent in the treatment of extrinsic aging, in which the neutralization of free radicals has a dramatic role.