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Antioxidants and the Skin

Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Roger L. McMullen

CRC Press

206 pages | 149 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138633568
pub: 2018-08-20
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This highly illustrated book brings together many concepts related to skin care and antioxidant usage in one convenient text. The second edition now contains the latest antioxidants being marketed, and an analysis of risks and benefits associated.

Table of Contents



1. Structure and function of skin

2. Free radicals in biology

3. The skin’s endogenous antioxidant network

4. Effects of solar radiation, air pollution, and artificial blue light on the skin

5. Lipid peroxidation and its measurement

6. Antioxidant assays

7. Electron spin resonance of skin

8. Treatment of skin with antioxidants

9. Antioxidant properties and application information

Appendix 1: Glossary of terms

Appendix 2: Biologically important molecules and mechanisms

Appendix 3: Cellular signaling in skin

Appendix 4: Thermodynamic and kinetic factors that contribute to antioxidant behavior


About the Author

Roger L McMullen is Principal Scientist at Ashland Inc., where he leads the Materials Science department with a primary focus in the area of personal care. He is also Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he is an Instructor of Microtoxicity and Biochemistry (CHEM 6529) in the School of Natural Sciences for students pursuing M.S. degrees in Cosmetic Science and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for the journal Cosmetiscope.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Pharmacology