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Special Issue "Phenols: Application to Cosmetics and Biomedical"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Olívia R. Pereira
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Guest Editor
CIMO (Centro de Investigação de Montanha), Instituto Politecnico de Braganca, Braganca, Portugal
Interests: medicinal plants; natural products; bioactive compounds; polyphenols; chemical analysis; biological activity; pharmacological activity; drug discovery; functional foods; nutraceuticals; cosmetics
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Dr. Maria João Sousa
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Guest Editor
CIMO (Mountain Research Center), Instituto Politecnico de Braganca, Braganca, Portugal
Interests: medicinal plants; natural products; bioactive compounds; polyphenols; chemical analysis; biological activity; pharmacological activity; drug discovery; functional foods; nutraceuticals; cosmetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cosmetics are essential products for human wellbeing and health, and natural cosmetics in particular are becoming increasingly attractive to consumers. This growing interest has become a challenge to scientific and technological knowledge, with experts proposing new techniques and metabolites to develop formulations. The possibility of using new sources of natural products, such as marine organisms, bacteria, and other organisms, is a challenge for natural cosmetics. On the other hand, new compounds, namely, phenols with interesting bioactivity, constantly appear, originating from plants and animals. 

New methodologies for testing cosmetic products and for toxicological analysis, physical–chemical or microbiological stability, are also a starting point for new formulations with more and better bioactivity and with interesting results in terms of skin health and rejuvenation. New, more efficient excipients without side effects or toxicological effects are another line of study that may be developed in this Special Issue.

We invite researchers to contribute with either original research or review articles focusing on but not limited to 1) the chemical transformation of natural products (phenols) toward the production of more stabilized structures; 2) stabilization of cosmetic formulations using original approaches; 3) mechanism of action for improving skin health; 4) bioactivity of metabolites and/or other ingredients (bioavailability, metabolites, enzymes inhibition, antiproliferative and antibacterial activities); 5) biological production of bioactive phenols; and 6) the development of new formulations based on natural products.

Prof. Dr. Olívia R. Pereira
Dr. Maria João Sousa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • natural products
  • cosmetics
  • bioactivity
  • stability of cosmetics
  • bioactive phenols
  • sustainability
  • biochemical and enzymatic transformation
  • preservatives in cosmetics
  • cosmetics development

Published Papers

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