Marine Microbial-Derived Molecules and Their Potential Use in Cosmeceutical and Cosmetic Products
AbstractThe 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. Mycosporines and mycosporine-like amino acids, carotenoids, exopolysaccharides, fatty acids, chitosan and other compounds from these microorganisms might represent a sustainable, low-cost and fast-production alternative to other natural molecules used in photo-protective, anti-aging and skin-whitening products for face, body and hair care. Here, we review the existing knowledge of these compounds produced by marine microorganisms, highlighting the marine habitats where such compounds are preferentially produced and their potential application in cosmetic and cosmeceutical fields. View Full-Text
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Corinaldesi, C.; Barone, G.; Marcellini, F.; Dell’Anno, A.; Danovaro, R. Marine Microbial-Derived Molecules and Their Potential Use in Cosmeceutical and Cosmetic Products. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15, 118.
Corinaldesi C, Barone G, Marcellini F, Dell’Anno A, Danovaro R. Marine Microbial-Derived Molecules and Their Potential Use in Cosmeceutical and Cosmetic Products. Marine Drugs. 2017; 15(4):118.Chicago/Turabian Style
Corinaldesi, Cinzia; Barone, Giulio; Marcellini, Francesca; Dell’Anno, Antonio; Danovaro, Roberto. 2017. "Marine Microbial-Derived Molecules and Their Potential Use in Cosmeceutical and Cosmetic Products." Mar. Drugs 15, no. 4: 118.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.