Special Issue "Last Advances in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2021.
Interests: cosmetic analysis; bioactive compounds; emerging pollutants; miniaturized extraction techniques; environmental analysis; chromatography; mass spectrometry
Interests: sample preparation; extraction and microextraction; GC/MS; LC/MS; method development and validation; chemometrics; environmental pollutants; emerging contaminants; personal care products
The use of cosmetics and personal care products is increasing worldwide. They are complex matrices formed by a broad range of chemical compounds including classical ingredients such as fragrances, preservatives, UV filters or dyes, among others. However, in recent years, the trend has been moving toward including other additives such as bioactive molecules or compounds with nutraceuticals properties. Their matrix complexity, together with the wide range of cosmetics and personal care products currently marketed, imply a challenge for their analysis, with most of them requiring a sample pre-treatment step before analysis.
I cordially invite authors to contribute original articles or reviews that will give the readers of Molecules updated information about the recent advances in cosmetics and personal care products analysis. Such contributions may include new sample preparation strategies based on microextraction and green miniaturized techniques to determine a broad spectrum of compounds in cosmetic and personal care products, as well as the identification and characterization of bioactive compounds from natural plant extracts that could be employed as value-added ingredients.
This Special Issue is supported by the Sample Preparation Study Group and Network, supported by the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the European Chemical Society (https://www.sampleprep.tuc.gr/en/home/).
Dr. Maria Celeiro
Prof. Dr. Maria Llompart
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- Cosmetic analysis
- Personal care products
- Green chemistry
- Sample preparation
- Microextraction techniques
- Chromatographic analysis