Special Issue "Nutrients and Phytochemicals for Skin Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
Prof. Dr. Woo-Sik Jeong
Department of Food and Life Sciences, Inje University, Gimhae 50834, South Korea
Interests: phytochemicals; phytochemical-drug interaction; skin health; hair growth; nutraceuticals; nutricosmetics; chemoprevention; antioxidant; detoxifying enzyme; inflammation
The skin is the largest organ of the body, which protects the internal organs by serving as an excellent barrier against chemical and biological hazards. Skin disorders and/or skin aging are caused by both intrinsic (e.g., genetic mutation, cellular metabolism and hormone changes) and extrinsic factors (e.g., chemicals, toxins, pollutants, microbial infections and ultraviolet ray). Hair is one of the vital skin appendages, which plays an important role in thermoregulation, physical protection, dispersion of sweat and sebum, sensory and tactile activities, and social activity. Recently, an increasing number of people in both men and women have been enduring hair loss or alopecia, which is an emotionally distressing disease in humans. A growing interest is being placed on natural compounds including both nutrients and phytochemicals toward the prevention and treatment of skin disorder, skin aging and hair loss. This field is now classified as “nutricosmetics” or “phytodermatology”.
This Special Issue calls for original research articles and full/mini reviews that address the progress and current understanding in the overlapping research topics of “Nutrients and Phytochemicals for Skin Health”.
Prof. Dr. Woo-Sik Jeong
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- skin health
- skin carcinogenesis
- hair growth
- hair loss