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Beneficial Effects of Marine Algae-Derived Carbohydrates for Skin Health

Version 1 : Received: 31 October 2018 / Approved: 1 November 2018 / Online: 1 November 2018 (18:19:37 CET)

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Kim, J.H.; Lee, J.-E.; Kim, K.H.; Kang, N.J. Beneficial Effects of Marine Algae-Derived Carbohydrates for Skin Health. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 459. Kim, J.H.; Lee, J.-E.; Kim, K.H.; Kang, N.J. Beneficial Effects of Marine Algae-Derived Carbohydrates for Skin Health. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 459.

Journal reference: Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 459
DOI: 10.3390/md16110459

Abstract

Marine algae have been considered as abundant source of bioactive compounds with cosmeceutical potential. Recently, a great deal of interest has focused on the health-promoting effects of marine bioactive compounds. Carbohydrate is a major and abundant constitute of marine algae that have been utilized in cosmetic formulations, such as moisturizing and thickening agents. In addition, marine carbohydrates have been suggested as promising bioactive biomaterials for various skin beneficial properties, such as anti-oxidant, anti-melanogenic and anti-skin aging. Therefore, marine algae carbohydrates have potential of skin health benefits for value-added cosmeceutical application. The present review focused on the various biological capacities and potential skin health benefits of bioactive marine carbohydrates.

Subject Areas

Marine algae; Carbohydrates; Oligosaccharides; Monosaccharides; Skin health; Cosmeceuticals

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