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Marine cosmeceuticals; trends and prospects.


Marine cosmeceuticals; trends and prospects.

Ed. by Se-Kwon Kim.

CRC Press


412 pages




Kim (marine biochemistry, Pukyong National U., South Korea) assembles 27 articles on the marine environment as a source for new and safer cosmeceuticals, for cosmetologists and marine researchers. An international group of researchers in various sciences addresses the biological activities of different marine sources and the class of cosmeceutical agents they might deliver; the chemical properties of marine cosmeceuticals, with emphasis on chitosan as an agent; the biological properties and bioactive promise of the ocean for cosmetology, with a focus on marine fish and sponge-derived collagens and alternatives to existing cosmeceuticals for skin whitening, antiwrinkling, photo protection, tissue repair, antiacne, and hair growth; different strategies for enhanced cosmeceutical production through biotechnology; and industrial applications, including aquatic and marine bioactive antimicrobial peptides.

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Date:Apr 1, 2012
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