Special Issue "Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Francisca Rodrigues
LAQV/REQUIMTE—Faculty of Pharmacy, Univeristy of Porto – Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Currently, there is an increasing interest in cosmetic industry on natural extracts, namely plant extracts. The inclusion of antioxidants in topical formulations can contribute to minimize oxidative stress in the skin, which has been associated with aging. Many herbal agents used in cosmetics have been selected by a process of ‘trial and error’ and, thus, are used based on experience rather than experimental investigation. There is now, however, growing scientific evidence that plants possess a vast and complex arsenal of active ingredients able, not only to calm or smooth, but also actively restore, heal, and protect the human skin. In addition, plant extracts may contain compounds with antimicrobial or other beneficial properties, influencing the formulation of natural and non-chemical cosmetic products. The public trend towards natural and sustainable products is on-going. Although the term “plant extract” inherently purports their beneficial and benign properties, these could have adverse reactions in individuals. Therefore, it is essential to attend to the issue of ensuring quality and safety of these extracts in cosmetic products before embarking on the more arduous task of ensuring efficacy. In view of this underlying principle, the screening of natural plant extracts with scavenging activity for pro-oxidant reactive species is a primary requirement for the development of new topical antioxidant formulations.
This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting the potentialities of plant extracts on cosmetic products, their composition, and provide new insights into their mechanisms of action in skin.
Dr. M. Beatriz P.P. Oliveira
Dr. Francisca Rodrigues
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- Plant extract
- Cosmetic, radical scavenging activity