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Herbal Principles in Cosmetics

Properties and Mechanisms of Action

By Bruno Burlando, Luisella Verotta, Laura Cornara, Elisa Bottini-Massa

CRC Press – 2010 – 460 pages

Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

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    978-1-43-981213-6
    June 22nd 2010

Description

Interest in the molecular and mechanistic aspects of cosmetic research has grown exponentially during the past decade. Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action critically examines the botanical, ethnopharmacological, phytochemical, and molecular aspects of botanical active ingredients used in cosmetics. Along with dermatological and cosmetic uses, the book also explores the toxicological aspects of these natural ingredients, maintaining a balanced view that carefully dissects the hype from the solid science.

Contains Comprehensive Monographs of Herbs Useful for Skin Care & Diseases

Authored by a panel of experts in cell physiology, phytochemistry, ethnopharmacology, applied botany, ethnobotany, and cosmetic science, the book begins with background in skin anatomy and physiology and also the classification, mechanisms of action, and application of herbal compounds. It provides monographs complete with therapeutic properties, specific action and dermatologic properties, toxicities, pictures, and references. The book also addresses the complexities of green biodiversity, including not only higher plants, but also mushrooms, algae, lichens, and bacteria – each chosen for their importance in traditional use, potential for innovation, or recent introduction to market.

Includes a Vivid Color Insert with Photographs of Botanical Species

Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action is one of the few books devoted to the mechanisms of action of herbal compounds based on scientific analysis, making it an exceptionally valuable reference for pharmacologists, natural product chemists, skin physiologists, and dermatologists.

Reviews

A panel of experts come together in this excellent book to address chemistry and molecular aspects of how herbs work on skin and the compounds in them that are responsible. The bulk of the text contains very comprehensive monographs on 70 popular herbs used for skincare that provide a detailed look at their properties and toxicity. All the newest ingredients, such as argan oil (Argania spinosa) are included …Photos and chemical diagrams accompany each entry. This is all presented in an accessible format and very readible style.

--American Herb Association, February 2011

Contents

The Skin: Morphophysiological Traits and Disease

Epidermis

Dermal and Subdermal Tissue

Cutaneous Annexes

Skin Disorders

References

Botanical Compounds and Their Dermatological and Cosmetic Uses

Lipids

Terpenoids

Phenols and Related Compounds

Flavonoids

Alkaloids

Carbohydrates

Glycosides

Hydroxy Acids

References

Herbal Cosmetic Formulations: A Fuzzy Line between Actives and Vehicles

Formulations and Skin Penetration

Vehicles

Surfactants

Thickening Agents

Penetration Enhancers

Preservatives

Noxious Side Effects of Topical Formulations

Conclusive Remarks

References

Monographs of Herbal Principles

Abyssinian Kale*

Açai Palm

Acerola

Almond

Aloe

Argan Tree

Baobab Tree

Bearberry

Bilberry

Bladder Wrack

Boswellia

Brewer’s Yeast

Burdock

Buriti Palm

Butcher’s Broom

Chamomile

Chasteberry

Chlorella

Cinnamon

Coconut Palm

Cola

Cotton

Cupuacu

Dulse

English Ivy

European Elder

Ginkgo

Gotu Kola

Grape

Green Tea

Guarana

Hops

Horse Chestnut

Iceland Moss

Indian Coleus

Irish Moss

Lemonbalm

Licorice

Linden

Macadamia Nut

Maerl

Mafura

Malabar Tamarind

Mango

Marula

Methylxanthines

Moringa

Murumuru

Neem

Oarweed

Olive Oil

Perilla

Pomegranate

Purple Tephrosia

Rosa Mosqueta

Rosemary

Round-Head Bush Clover

Sacha Inchi

Sausage Tree

Savory

Shiitake

Soybean

Spirulina

St. John’s Wort

Wakame

Watercress

Wheat

Wild Yam

Witch Hazel

Yellow Sweet Clover

*Each herb section includes Features, Constituents, Properties, Dermatologic and Cosmetic Use, Side Effects and Toxicity, and References.

Author Bio

Bruno Burlando, PhD, is a professor of Physiology at the University of Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy. His research interests concern the modulation of cell signaling in normal and transformed cells by redox mechanisms and bioactive compounds.

Luisella Verotta, PhD, is an adjunct professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Milan and a contract professor of Phytochemistry at the University of Pavia, Italy. Her main research studies are in the realm of bioactive natural products, especially from plant sources, aimed at obtaining lead compounds for the development of new therapeutic agents.

Laura Cornara is a senior researcher of Botany at the University of Genova, Italy, where she holds courses in Plant Biology, Applied Botany, and Ethnobotany. Her research interests are in ethnobotany and phytoremediation.

Elisa Bottini-Massa is an expert in Pharmacy and Cosmetic Science and Technology. She is founder, managing director, and cosmetic designer of Helan Cosmesi di Laboratorio srl, a cosmetic manufacturing enterprise whose mission statement is to produce natural cosmetics in the respect of the environment and living beings.

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Description: By Bruno Burlando, Luisella Verotta, Laura Cornara, Elisa Bottini-Massa. Interest in the molecular and mechanistic aspects of cosmetic research has grown exponentially during the past decade. Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action critically examines the botanical, ethnopharmacological,...
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