Special Issue "Discovering and Exploiting Natural Cosmetic Materials and Their Functional Mechanisms"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: natural products; secondary metabolites; skin inflammation; melanogenesis; anti-aging; microbiome; bioconversion; organic synthesis
Natural products provide an interesting, largely unexplored source for the development of potential new cosmetic ingredients. As reflected in these facts, the global market demand for natural cosmetic ingredients such as plant extracts that can be used for depigmenting, antiwrinkle, and other cosmeceutical uses is also increasing. In fact, many global companies around the world are trying to develop inhibitors or activators related to collagen synthesis, melanogenesis, and skin inflammation. In addition, smart consumers using cosmetics tend to carefully review the mechanism of action of these inhibitors or activators.
Accordingly, this Special Issue on “Discovering and Exploiting Natural Cosmetic Materials and Their Functional Mechanisms” is aimed at presenting novel data on natural products and single compounds with skin protection and improvement activities, at either the enzymatic or the cellular levels through original papers and short communications, but also to provide an overview of the current knowledge in this field through reviews.
Prof. Dr. Chang-Gu Hyun
Prof. Dr. Seung-Young Kim
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 1400 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.
- natural products
- enzymatic activities
- collagen synthesis
- skin inflammation