Special Issue "Functional Ingredients in Topical and Transdermal Delivery Systems"

A special issue of Scientia Pharmaceutica (ISSN 2218-0532).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Catarina Rosado

CBIOS, Universidade Lusófona, Campo Grande, 376, 1749-024 Lisboa - Portugal
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Phone: +351914875978
Interests: skin delivery systems; ingredients of natural origin; efficacy and safety assessment; cosmetology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. André Rolim Baby

Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, São Paulo, Brazil
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Interests: dermocosmetic and pharmaceutical technologies; pre-clinical and clinical safety and efficacy tests; natural active compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Topical and transdermal delivery systems are used to address regional and systemic pathologies and to improve the delivery of dermocosmetic active substances. Their efficacy is highly dependant on their stability and the extension of permeation across the skin of the bioactive compounds, which, in turn, depends on appropriate partition to the stratum corneum and facilitated diffusion through this impermeable layer. Different components of the formulation and technological strategies can beneficially influence this, either by increasing the solubility or stability or by promoting transcutaneous penetration. Innovative ingredients have been introduced to tackle these challenges, and one of the current trends is the use of materials from natural sources or even industrial by-products. Another interesting area is the development of innovative strategies to assess the safety and efficacy of these formulations.

This Special Issue, “Functional Ingredients in Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems”, will cover a selection of recent research topics and current review articles focusing on efficacious skin delivery systems.

Prof. Dr. Catarina Rosado
Prof. Dr. André Rolim Baby
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • topical and transdermal formulations
  • ingredients of natural origin
  • efficacy and safety assessment
  • byproduct valorization
  • cosmetic and pharmaceutical product technology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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