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Marine Cosmeceuticals
Trends and Prospects

Edited By

Se-Kwon Kim




ISBN 9781439860281
Published December 20, 2011 by CRC Press
432 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Marine Cosmeceuticals: Trends and Prospects is a consolidated overview of the marine environment as a productive source of novel cosmeceuticals. It accumulates the latest research in this field from around the globe, highlighting the potential of marine micro and macro flora and fauna as effective agents for the development of novel cosmeceuticals.

  • Part I overviews the biological activities of different marine sources and the class of cosmeceutical agents that they may deliver
  • Part II describes the chemical properties of marine cosmeceuticals, with special emphasis on chitosan as a cosmeceutical agent
  • Part III covers the range of biological properties and bioactive promise that the oceanic environment holds in the field of cosmetology, with a focus on marine fish and sponge derived collagens
  • Part IV presents different strategies for enhanced cosmeceutical production via biotechnology
  • Part V wraps up with the industrial applications of marine cosmeceuticals, including information on aquatic and marine bioactive antimicrobial peptides

With contributions from Korea, Japan, China, India, Spain, Chile, Malaysia, Canada, Italy, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan, Marine Cosmeceuticals: Trends and Prospects holds great insights for cosmetologists in particular and marine researchers in general. This book offers comprehensive knowledge on novel marine cosmeceutical agents, their biological and chemical properties, and industrial applications.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Prospects of Cosmeceuticals. Sources of Marine Cosmeceuticals. Extraction, Isolation, Purification, and Identification of Marine Cosmeceuticals. Structural, Morpological, and Chemical Properties of Marine Cosmeceuticals. Applications of Marine Cosmeceuticals.

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Biography

Se-Kwon Kim, Ph.D., is a professor of marine biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Pukyong National University (PKNU), Busan, South Korea. Dr. Kim received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from PKNU and became a faculty member there. He conducted his postdoctoral study at the Bioprocess Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois USA (1988-1989). He became a visiting scientist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada (1999-2000).

Dr. Kim was the editor-in-chief of the Korean Journal of Life Sciences (1995- 1997), the Korean Journal of Fisheries Science and technology (2006- 2007) and the Korean Journal of Marine Bioscience and Biotechnology (2006- present). To the credit of his research, he won best paper awards from the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) and the Korean Society of Fisheries Science and Technology (KSFST) in 2002.

His major research interests are investigation and development of bioactive substances derived from marine organisms and their application as cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals via marine bioprocessing and mass production technologies. He expanded his research fields into the industrialization of antiphotoaging and photoprotective substances from marine organisms.

He has authored over 450 research papers, holds 72 patents, and has written or edited more than 30 books.