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    Cosmeceuticals for Male Skin.
    Dermatol Clin 2018 Jan;36(1):17-20
    Department of Dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710, USA; Private practice, Dermatology Consulting Services, 2444 North Main Street, High Point, NC 27262, USA. Electronic address:
    The male cosmeceutical market is still underdeveloped. Although women embrace skin care as a part of general health, this concept has not gained wide male acceptance. Shaving is probably the most beneficial daily grooming event men commonly undertake for skin appearance and may account for the failure of antiaging cosmeceuticals to attract attention in this segment. Read More

    Optimization of phenolics and flavonoids extraction conditions of Curcuma Zedoaria leaves using response surface methodology.
    Chem Cent J 2017 Oct 2;11(1):96. Epub 2017 Oct 2.
    Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
    This study focused on maximizing the extraction yield of total phenolics and flavonoids from Curcuma Zedoaria leaves as a function of time (80-120 min), temperature (60-80 °C) and ethanol concentration (70-90 v/v%). The data were subjected to response surface methodology (RSM) and the results showed that the polynomial equations for all models were significant, did not show lack of fit, and presented adjusted determination coefficients (R(2)) above 99%, proving their suitability for prediction purposes. Using desirability function, the optimum operating conditions to attain a higher extraction of phenolics and flavonoids was found to be 75 °C, 92 min of extraction time and 90:10 of ethanol concentration ratios. Read More

    Ethnobotanic, Ethnopharmacologic Aspects and New Phytochemical Insights into Moroccan Argan Fruits.
    Int J Mol Sci 2017 Oct 30;18(11). Epub 2017 Oct 30.
    Divisionof Preventive Oncology, National Center for Tumor Diseases, Im Neuenheimer Feld 460, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 581, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany.
    This review summarizes available data on argan fruit botany, geographical distribution, traditional uses, environmental interest, socioeconomic role, phytochemistry, as well as health beneficial effects and examination of future prospects. In particular, ethnomedical uses of argan fruits are carried out throughout Morocco where it has been used against various diseases. Different classes of bioactive compounds have been characterized including essential oils, fatty acids, triacylglycerols, flavonoids and their newly reported acylglycosyl derivatives, monophenols, phenolic acids, cinnamic acids, saponins, triterpenes, phytosterols, ubiquinone, melatonin, new aminophenols along with vitamin E among other secondary metabolites. Read More

    Melanogenesis Inhibitory and Antioxidant Effects of Camellia oleifera Seed Oil.
    Adv Pharm Bull 2017 Sep 25;7(3):473-477. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
    School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand.
    Purpose: The study aimed to characterize the fatty acid profile of Camellia oleifera (tea) seed oil and evaluate for cytotoxicity and activities on melanogenesis and antioxidant activity assays in order to utilize as the functional oil. Methods: The fatty acid profile of oil was analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The cytotoxicity was performed by sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay in B16-F10 melanoma cells and 3T3-L1 cells. Read More

    Alternatives to Standard Injectables and Devices for Rejuvenation.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2017 Jun;16(6):s98-s103

    INTRODUCTION: Looking at alternatives to standard injectables and devices for rejuvenation, typical indications for facial rejuvenation are poor skin quality, pigmentary changes, and the loss of shape. Looking for effective treatments for those indications in the aesthetic field, one can notice a kind of "retro"-trend: easy-to-perform, non- or minimally-invasive, low-investment-requiring procedures are regaining a lot of popularity. And, over time, those treatments are becoming well defined and far more specific. Read More


    A Multidirectional Perspective for Novel Functional Products: In vitro Pharmacological Activities and In silico Studies on Ononis natrix subsp. hispanica.
    Front Pharmacol 2017 1;8:600. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
    Department of Biology, Science Faculty, Selcuk UniversityKonya, Turkey.
    The genus Ononis has important value as traditional drugs and foods. In the present work, we aimed to assess the chemical profiles and biological effects of Ononis natrix subsp. hispanica extracts (ethyl acetate, methanol, and water). Read More

    Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of chicken egg vitelline membrane hydrolysates.
    Poult Sci 2017 Sep;96(9):3510-3516
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, 8613-114 St, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H7.
    Vitelline membrane (VM) is a multilayered structure that surrounds the egg yolk serving to separate the yolk and the white. Due to its poor solubility in aqueous-based media, VM proteins and their biological properties have not been fully defined. In the current study, VM was hydrolyzed using different enzymes under the optimum hydrolysis conditions. Read More

    Skin hyperpigmentation treatment using herbs: A review of clinical evidences.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Aug 30:1-9. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    a School of Cosmetic Science , Mae Fah Luang University , Chiang Rai , Thailand.
    Hyperpigmentation of skin is caused by several factors. UV exposure, in addition to oxidative stress, elevates inflammatory mediators stimulating melanogenesis. Herbal-derived compounds for improving skin lightness are gaining interest as they are perceived to be milder, safer, and healthier than fully synthetic products. Read More

    Identification of sterols from the soft coral Dendronephthya gigantea and their anti-inflammatory potential.
    Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 2017 Oct 9;55:37-43. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Marine Life Science, Jeju National University, Jeju 690-756, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Exploration of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals has received tremendous attention worldwide owing to the rapid increase in inflammatory diseases. Current study reveals the identification of eight 3β-hydroxy-Δ(5)-steroidal congeners from a nonpolar column fraction of the ethanol solubles from the soft coral Dendronephthya gigantea collected from Jeju Island South Korea, using GC-MS/MS analysis. The sterol-rich fraction (DGEH21) showed a significant anti-inflammatory activity as exhibited by the inhibition of NO production (IC50 4. Read More

    Olive tree (Olea europaea L.) leaf as a waste by-product of table olive and olive oil industry: a review.
    J Sci Food Agric 2017 Aug 11. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    Istanbul University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Chemical Engineering, Avcilar, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Research into finding new uses for by-products of table olive and olive oil industry are of great value not only to the economy but also to the environment where olives are grown and to the human health. Since leaves represent around 10% of the total weight of olives arriving at the mill, it is worth obtaining high added-value compounds from those materials for the preparation of dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, functional food ingredients or cosmeceuticals. In this review article, olive tree (Olea europaea L. Read More

    Patient interest in and familiarity with anti-aging therapies: A survey of the general dermatology clinic population.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Aug 3. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
    Background: The appearance of aging skin is a common complaint among dermatology patients. There is an expanding market for anti-aging therapies, but little information is available regarding which patients utilize these treatments and patient preferences regarding treatment.

    Aims: To describe the patient population utilizing anti-aging therapies, assess patient familiarity with treatment options, and learn where treatment information is most often obtained. Read More

    The potential of Ganoderma lucidum extracts as bioactive ingredients in topical formulations, beyond its nutritional benefits.
    Food Chem Toxicol 2017 Oct 29;108(Pt A):139-147. Epub 2017 Jul 29.
    Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal. Electronic address:
    Ganoderma lucidum was characterized in terms of nutritional value and chemical composition. Thereafter, ethanolic Soxhlet extracts were evaluated for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antityrosinase, antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects, and further characterized in terms of phenolic acids, polysaccharides and triterpenoids. Finally, the obtained extracts were tested as cosmeceutical ingredients. Read More

    Vesicles: Potential nano carriers for the delivery of skin cosmetics.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Dec 28;19(8):485-493. Epub 2017 Jul 28.
    a IFTM University , School of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Delhi Road, Moradabad, Moradabad , India.
    In the present scenario, consumers are searching for personal care products that supply multiple benefits with minimal efforts. The outcome has been the introduction of nanotechnology-based cosmetic products that are safe to use and results driven. Some topical cosmetics can act efficaciously when they reach their target sites present in the deeper layers of the skin. Read More

    Preparation and efficacy assessment of malva nut polysaccharide for skin hydrating products.
    Ann Pharm Fr 2017 Nov 8;75(6):436-445. Epub 2017 Jul 8.
    School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University, 57100 Chiang Rai, Thailand; Phytocosmetics and Cosmeceuticals Research Group, Mae Fah Luang University, 57100 Chiang Rai, Thailand.
    Introduction: Scaphium scaphigerum or malva nut has long been served in Chinese medicine. However, the use of this herb in modern health care applications has, to date, been rarely reported.

    Materials And Methods: Maceration of the herb in water afforded malva nut polysaccharide which was standardized. Read More

    Ethnopharmacological survey of home remedies used for treatment of hair and scalp and their methods of preparation in the West Bank-Palestine.
    BMC Complement Altern Med 2017 Jul 5;17(1):355. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
    Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, P.O. Box 7, Nablus, Palestine.
    Background: Natural products have many uses and purposes, including those linked to pharmaceutics and cosmetics. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of natural remedies for the treatment of hair and scalp disorders in the West Bank, Palestine.

    Methods: An ethnopharmacological survey of herbal remedies and other natural products used in cosmetics and cosmeceuticals was carried out in the West Bank, Palestine. Read More

    Glycolic acid peel in disseminated facial verrucae.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Dec 28;19(8):475-478. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    a Department of Dermatology , Dr RMLH, PGIMER , New Delhi , India.
    Facial warts are a common cause of cosmetic concern and also affect the self-esteem of the affected patients. These are benign skin papillomas caused by human papillomavirus infections. Warts affecting the face are mainly due to HPV-3 and HPV-10. Read More

    Antimicrobial and antioxidant potentials of biosynthesized colloidal zinc oxide nanoparticles for a fortified cold cream formulation: A potent nanocosmeceutical application.
    Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2017 Oct 10;79:581-589. Epub 2017 May 10.
    Division of Nanoscience and Technology, Bharathidasan Institute of Technology, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli 620024, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address:
    Nanocosmeceuticals are promising applications of nanotechnology in personal care industries. Zinc oxide is an inorganic material that is non-toxic and skin compatible with self-cleansing and microbicidal properties. Herein, exploitation of colloidal zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONps) as potent biomaterial for a topical formulation of cosmetic and dermatological significance is employed. Read More

    Hepatoprotective Effect of Polyphenol-Enriched Fraction from Folium Microcos on Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Injury in Mice.
    Oxid Med Cell Longev 2017 23;2017:3631565. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Application Technique Engineering Center of Natural Cosmeceuticals, College of Fuijan Province, Xiamen Medical College, Xiamen, Fujian 361023, China.
    Folium Microcos (FM), the leaves of Microcos paniculata L., shows various biological functions including antioxidant activity and α-glucosidase inhibitory effect. However, its therapeutic potential in acute liver injury is still unknown. Read More

    Assessment of changes in the content of anthocyanins, phenolic acids, and antioxidant property of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mediated fermented black rice bran.
    AMB Express 2017 Dec 5;7(1):114. Epub 2017 Jun 5.
    Innovation Center for Holistic Health, Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand.
    Studies on phytochemical properties and bioactivities of rice bran revealed the wealth of natural complex antioxidant compounds. The composition and the properties of the rice bran get altered after fermentation by several microbes. This study was designed to optimize the black rice bran fermentation conditions for the total anthocyanin (ACN) content, total antioxidant properties, and relative activity of β-glucosidase (BGS) by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Read More

    Resveratrol, 4' Acetoxy Resveratrol, R-equol, Racemic Equol or S-equol as Cosmeceuticals to Improve Dermal Health.
    Int J Mol Sci 2017 Jun 3;18(6). Epub 2017 Jun 3.
    Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology and The Neuroscience Center, LS 4005, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA.
    Phytochemicals are botanical compounds used in dermatology applications as cosmeceuticals to improve skin health. Resveratrol and equol are two of the best-known polyphenolic or phytoestrogens having similar chemical structures and some overlapping biological functions to 17β-estradiol. Human skin gene expression was reviewed for 28 different biomarkers when resveratrol, 4' acetoxy resveratrol (4AR), R-equol, racemic equol or S-equol were tested. Read More

    Marine Fish Proteins and Peptides for Cosmeceuticals: A Review.
    Mar Drugs 2017 May 18;15(5). Epub 2017 May 18.
    Division of Bioengineering, Incheon National University, Incheon 406-772, Korea.
    Marine fish provide a rich source of bioactive compounds such as proteins and peptides. The bioactive proteins and peptides derived from marine fish have gained enormous interest in nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and cosmeceutical industries due to their broad spectrum of bioactivities, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-aging activities. Recently, the development of cosmeceuticals using marine fish-derived proteins and peptides obtained from chemical or enzymatical hydrolysis of fish processing by-products has increased rapidly owing to their activities in antioxidation and tissue regeneration. Read More

    Influence of low-level laser on pain and inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic dermopathy - A case report.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Oct 11;19(6):360-363. Epub 2017 May 11.
    a Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal University , Manipal , India.
    Numerous skin lesions have been commonly observed in individuals with diabetes mellitus. The common skin manifestations of diabetes mellitus are erythrasma, xanthomatosis, xanthelasma, phycomycetes and cutaneous infections like furuncolosis, candidiasis, carbuncle, dermatophytosis, etc. Diabetic dermopathy is the most common skin lesion found in patients with diabetes. Read More

    Continuous bioelectricity generation through treatment of Victoria blue R: A novel microbial fuel cell operation.
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 2017 Jul 10;52(9):916-920. Epub 2017 May 10.
    d Department of Biological Science and Technology , China University of Science and Technology , Taipei , Taiwan.
    A novel two-chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) operation with a continuous anaerobic-aerobic decolorization system was developed to improve the degradation of the triphenylmethane dye, Victoria blue R (VBR). In addition, bioelectricity was generated during the VBR degradation process, and the operation parameters were optimized. The results indicated that the VBR removal efficiency and electricity generation were affected by the VBR concentration, liquid retention time (LRT), external resistance, gas retention time (GRT), and shock loading. Read More

    Health-promoting ingredients from four selected Azorean macroalgae.
    Food Res Int 2016 Nov 10;89(Pt 1):432-438. Epub 2016 Aug 10.
    Research Center for Agricultural Technology (CITA-A), Department of Technological Sciences and Development (DCTD), University of Azores, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal.
    This study presents, for the first time, the nutritional and health promoting aspects of four selected Azorean macroalgae (Ulva compressa, Ulva rigida, Gelidium microdon and Pterocladiella capillacea) in terms of total lipids, fatty acids (FA) profile, n6/n3 and hypocholesterolemic (h)/hypercholesterolemic (H) FA ratios, minerals, total essential amino acids (AA), anti-ageing and anti-phenylketonuria AA content, coenzyme Q10, α-tocopherol, total phenolics, antioxidant properties and energy value, on a dry weight basis. The results revealed low lipid content (1.02-4. Read More

    Marine Microbial-Derived Molecules and Their Potential Use in Cosmeceutical and Cosmetic Products.
    Mar Drugs 2017 Apr 12;15(4). Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    Stazione Zoologica Anthon Dohrn, 80121 Naples, Italy.
    The oceans encompass a wide range of habitats and environmental conditions, which host a huge microbial biodiversity. The unique characteristics of several marine systems have driven a variety of biological adaptations, leading to the production of a large spectrum of bioactive molecules. Fungi, fungi-like protists (such as thraustochytrids) and bacteria are among the marine organisms with the highest potential of producing bioactive compounds, which can be exploited for several commercial purposes, including cosmetic and cosmeceutical ones. Read More

    High-value compounds from microalgae with industrial exploitability - A review.
    Front Biosci (Schol Ed) 2017 Jun 1;9:319-342. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    School of Engineering and Science, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Ave. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501, Monterrey, N.L., CP 64849, Mexico,
      From the past several years, algal biotechnology has gained noticeable interests among research-based organizations and industrial sectors. Recent studies have provided considerable evidence that microalgae-derived bioactive compounds could play a vital role in bio- and non-bio sectors of the modern world. Microalgae-based industrial exploitability ranges from basic biomass-based food and feeds nutraceuticals to high-value pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, ecological and biomedical applications. Read More

    Health risks associated with the pharmaceuticals in wastewater.
    Daru 2017 Apr 12;25(1). Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    The overwhelming population growth in recent decades and water crisis along with limited and uneven geographical distribution of fresh water resources is a growing challenge for the economic and human development. Wastewater reclamation and use could be an alternative for intact water sources and a promising solution to water scarcity and unequal distribution. However, wastewater is a double-edged resource both as an accessible water source for food production and human usage and concurrently may carry uncharacterized content with unknown toxicological profile causing acute or long-term health risks. Read More

    Treatment of vascular lesions located in the lip and in the oral cavity with Nd:YAG laser.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Oct 7;19(5):256-258. Epub 2017 Apr 7.
    a Hospital Federal da Lagoa , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil.
    Vascular lesions such as hemangiomas can be found in the oral cavity. Some therapeutic modalities can be used in the treatment of these lesions and Nd:YAG 1064 nm long pulse laser shows good results with easy application, fewer complications and satisfactory results. This study describes the technique and outcome of a case of hemangioma located on the tongue treated with Nd:YAG laser. Read More

    A Holistic Approach to Antiaging as an Adjunct to Antiaging Procedures: A Review of the Literature.
    Dermatol Surg 2017 Apr;43(4):475-484
    *Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah;†Goldman, Butterwick, Groff, Fabi & Wu, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, California;‡Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, California.
    Background: Aging is a multifactorial process and depends on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Procedural options for diminishing signs of intrinsic aging and cosmetic rejuvenation have expanded dramatically. However, less attention is paid to counseling patients on options for mitigating extrinsic factors related to aging. Read More

    Botanicals With Dermatologic Properties Derived From First Nations Healing: Part 1-Trees.
    J Cutan Med Surg 2017 Jul/Aug;21(4):288-298. Epub 2017 Feb 2.
    2 Department of Dermatology & Skin Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Introduction: First Nations people have a long history of working with medicinal plants used to treat skin diseases. The purpose was to assess the dermatologic therapeutic potential of western red cedar, white spruce, birch, balsam poplar, and black spruce.

    Methods: Based on expert recommendations, 5 trees were selected that were used in First Nations medicine for cutaneous healing and have potential and/or current application to dermatology today. Read More

    Botanicals With Dermatologic Properties Derived From First Nations Healing: Part 2-Plants and Algae.
    J Cutan Med Surg 2017 Jul/Aug;21(4):299-307. Epub 2016 Dec 19.
    2 The Department of Dermatology & Skin Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Introduction: Plants and algae have played a central role in the treatment of skin conditions in both traditional First Nations healing and in modern dermatology. The objective of this study was to examine the evidence supporting the dermatological use of seaweed, witch hazel, bearberry, and mayapple.

    Methods: Four plants and algae used in traditional First Nations treatments of skin disease were selected based on expert recommendations. Read More

    Cosmeceuticals for rosacea.
    Clin Dermatol 2017 Mar - Apr;35(2):213-217. Epub 2016 Oct 27.
    Consulting Professor, Department of Dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Electronic address:
    Patients with rosacea present a challenge to the dermatologist, as they typically possess sensitive skin, need facial Demodex and bacterial colonization control, exhibit vasomotor instability, require camouflaging of telangiectatic mats, and desire prescription treatment. Currently available pharmaceuticals are aimed at inflammation reduction, primarily with the use of topical and oral antibiotics. Recently, vasoconstrictor formulations have emerged, but these drugs have only a temporary effect and improve appearance without addressing the underlying cause, which remains largely unknown. Read More

    Evaluation of tyrosinase inhibitory and antioxidant activities of Angelica dahurica root extracts for four different probiotic bacteria fermentations.
    J Biosci Bioeng 2017 Jun 21;123(6):679-684. Epub 2017 Feb 21.
    Department of Biological Science and Technology, China University of Science and Technology, No. 245, Sec. 3, Academia Rd., Taipei City 11581, Taiwan. Electronic address:
    Angelica dahurica root (ADR), which shows strong antioxidant activity, is used in Chinese medicine. This study evaluated the tyrosinase inhibitory and antioxidant activities of ADR extracts fermented by four different probiotic bacteria: Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Lactobacillus brevis. The ADR was first extracted using distilled water, 70% ethanol, and ethyl acetate, and then fermented by probiotic bacteria. Read More

    Characteristics of premenstrual acne flare-up and benefits of a dermocosmetic treatment: a double-blind randomised trial.
    Eur J Dermatol 2017 Apr;27(2):144-149
    Dermatology department, Nantes University Hospital, 1 place A. Ricordeau, 44093 Nantes, France, CRCNA, Inserm U892, CNRS 6299, 9 quai Moncousu, 44093 Nantes Cedex 1, France.
    To date, facial acne flare-ups in adult women during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle have been poorly investigated. To clinically characterize premenstrual acne flare-up in adult women and investigate the effect of a dermocosmetic treatment. This single-centre study included 32 young adult women with declared premenstrual acne flares and was composed of two phases: (1) an observational phase (two menstrual cycles) and (2) an interventional phase (one menstrual cycle) in a controlled, randomised, double-blind, intra-individual (half-face) setting in which a dermocosmetic (containing lipohydroxyacid, nicotinamide, and piroctone-olamine) and placebo were compared. Read More

    Cosmeceutical Effects of Galactomannan Fraction from Arenga pinnata Fruits In vitro.
    Pharmacognosy Res 2017 Jan-Mar;9(1):39-45
    Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, Faculty of Biotechnology, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia; Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta 14440, Indonesia.
    Background: Cosmeceuticals refer to natural cosmetics with medical-like benefits due to their bioactive contents. Sugar palm fruit (Arenga pinnata) extract has been claimed for its anti-aging effect in vitro. However, its active compounds for cosmeceuticals is still unclear. Read More

    Hydroxycinnamic Acids and Their Derivatives: Cosmeceutical Significance, Challenges and Future Perspectives, a Review.
    Molecules 2017 Feb 13;22(2). Epub 2017 Feb 13.
    Mountain Research Centre (CIMO), ESA, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 1172, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal.
    Bioactive compounds from natural sources, due to their widely-recognized benefits, have been exploited as cosmeceutical ingredients. Among them, phenolic acids emerge with a very interesting potential. In this context, this review analyzes hydroxycinnamic acids and their derivatives as multifunctional ingredients for topical application, as well as the limitations associated with their use in cosmetic formulations. Read More

    Evaluation of therapeutic laser influences on the healing of third-degree burns in rats according to different wavelengths.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Aug 6;19(4):232-236. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
    d Private Practice , Tehran , Iran.
    Introduction: One of the most important innovative methods for tissue repair promotion is therapeutic lasers with photobiomodulution effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of four different wavelengths of therapeutic laser (405, 532, 660 and 810 nm) on healing of third-degree burns from both clinical and pathological standpoints in rats.

    Materials And Methods: 60 male Wistar rats were used. Read More

    Effects of laser-assisted lipolysis on nipple-areola complex.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Aug 2;19(4):215-218. Epub 2017 Feb 2.
    a Department of Plastic , Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Bezmialem Medical School, Bezmialem Vakif University , Istanbul , Turkey.
    Background: Gynecomastia, as a most common benign condition, represents itself as the enlargement of the male breast and also nipple-areola complex as the severity of the condition increases. With this study, we aimed to clarify the effects of 980-nm diode laser on nipple-areola complex (NAC).

    Objectives: Although numerous open techniques have been described to correct gynecomastia, nowadays trends have shifted to minimally invasive techniques such as laser-assisted lipolysis (LAL). Read More

    The Use of Cosmeceuticals in Acne: Help or Hoax?
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 Apr;18(2):159-163
    Department of Dermatology, Penn State/Hershey Medical Center, HU14, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA, 17022, USA.
    The use of cosmeceuticals by patients with acne is common; however, their role is unclear and confusing, with many asking, "Do they really help acne?" Cosmeceuticals are intermediate products between prescription medications and cosmetics, available to consumers over the counter. These products are popular and may be used without the direct supervision of a dermatologist, creating a practice gap in educating patients. Herein, a variety of cosmeceuticals are discussed, including retinoids, niacinamide, and glycolic acid. Read More

    Development and efficacy assessments of tea seed oil makeup remover.
    Ann Pharm Fr 2017 May 14;75(3):189-195. Epub 2016 Dec 14.
    School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University, 333, Tasud Muang, 57100 Chiang Rai, Thailand; Phytocosmetics and Cosmeceuticals Research Group, Mae Fah Luang University, 333, Tasud Muang, 57100 Chiang Rai, Thailand. Electronic address:
    Introduction: The efficacy of tea seed oil to clean foundation and eyeliner was evaluated. The safe and efficient tea seed oil makeup remover was developed.

    Materials And Methods: In vitro cleansing efficacy of makeup remover was UV-spectrophotometric validated. Read More

    Skin Care for Women.
    Nurs Womens Health 2017 Dec 2016 - Jan;20(6):609-613
    Women are inundated with advertisements for products promising younger-looking, healthier skin. The truth is that many of these products can be expensive and produce results that do not live up to the claims. Health care providers can educate women about proven best practices and how to evaluate products' claims of benefits. Read More

    Cosmeceuticals in skin of color.
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 2016 Dec;35(4):233-237
    Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute, Miami, Florida, USA.
    Patients with skin of color have similar skin care needs as lighter-skin patients. However, they are less likely to use sun protection on a daily basis, which leads to an increased risk of dyschromia, skin cancer, and other disorders. This article discusses the importance of a correct and consistent skin care regimen and the various cutaneous issues that should be considered when prescribing a skin care regimen for patients with darker skin types. Read More

    A review on synthesis, properties and applications of natural polymer based carrageenan blends and composites.
    Int J Biol Macromol 2017 Mar 30;96:282-301. Epub 2016 Nov 30.
    Institute of Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad 38030, Pakistan.
    Carrageenan is a natural polysaccharide extracted from edible red seaweeds of Rhodophycea class. It has been used as a viscosity increasing or gelling agent for prolonged and controlled drug release, food, pharmaceuticals and other industries. However, in spite of wide range of applications, carrageenan has some drawbacks and adverse effects on the biological systems, so its modifications with natural and synthetic polymers are carried out. Read More

    Anti-aging and tyrosinase inhibition effects of Cassia fistula flower butanolic extract.
    BMC Complement Altern Med 2016 Dec 3;16(1):497. Epub 2016 Dec 3.
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand.
    Background: Natural products made from plant sources have been used in a variety of cosmetic applications as a source of nutrition and as a whitening agent. The flowers of Cassia fistula L, family Fabaceae, have been used as a traditional medicine for skin diseases and wound healing and have been reported to possess anti-oxidant properties. The anti-aging effect of C. Read More

    Rosacea treatment update: recommendations from the global ROSacea COnsensus (ROSCO) panel.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Feb 5;176(2):465-471. Epub 2017 Feb 5.
    Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Windsor, ON, Canada.
    Background: Rosacea is currently treated according to subtypes. As this does not adequately address the spectrum of clinical presentation (phenotypes), it has implications for patient management. The ROSacea COnsensus panel was established to address this issue. Read More

    Curative effects of microneedle fractional radiofrequency system on skin laxity in Asian patients: A prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled face-split study.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Apr 1;19(2):83-88. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
    c University Hospital of Basel , Switzerland.
    Background: To date, no studies compared curative effects of thermal lesions in deep and superficial dermal layers in the same patient (face-split study).

    Objective: To evaluate skin laxity effects of microneedle fractional radiofrequency induced thermal lesions in different dermal layers.

    Methods And Materials: 13 patients underwent three sessions of a randomized face-split microneedle fractional radiofrequency system (MFRS) treatment of deep dermal and superficial dermal layer. Read More

    Patents on Therapeutic and Cosmetic Applications of Bioactives of Crocus Sativus L. and their Production through Synthetic Biology Methods: A Review.
    Recent Pat Biotechnol 2017 ;11(1):3-19
    CSIR-URDIP, Tapovan, S.No.113, 114, NCL Campus, Pashan, Pune 411008, Maharashtra. India.
    Background: Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) has a long history of use as a food additive and a traditional medicine for treating a number of disorders. Prominent bioactives of saffron are crocin, crocetin and safranal. Read More

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