Marine cosmeceuticals

Authors

  • Se-Kwon Kim PhD

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    1. Marine Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea
    2. Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea
    • Correspondence: S-K Kim, PhD, Marine Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, South Korea. E-mail: sknkim@pknu.ac.kr

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Summary

Recently, a great deal of interest has been expressed in the cosmetic industry regarding marine-derived cosmetic active ingredients due to their numerous beneficial effects on human skin health. Bioactive substances derived from marine resources have diverse functional roles as natural skin care agents, and these properties can be applied to the development of novel cosmetics as well as nutricosmetics (from edible seaweeds and edible marine animals). This contribution focuses on marine-derived cosmeceutical active ingredients and presents an overview of their health beneficial effects on human skin.

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