1st Edition

Marine Cosmeceuticals Trends and Prospects

Edited By Se-Kwon Kim Copyright 2012
    432 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Cosmeceuticals from Marine Resources: Prospects and Commercial Trends
    Se-Kwon Kim and Isuru Wijesekara
    Chemical and Biological Aspects of Marine Cosmeceuticals
    Bin Yang, Xiuping Lin, Xue-Feng Zhou, Xian-Wen Yang, and Yonghong Liu
    Chemical Properties of Chitosan as a Marine Cosmeceutical
    Laura Calderón Muñoz, Elena Lecumberri Lima, Ruth Expósito Harris, María Ángeles López Mengíbar, Niuris Acosta Contreras, and Ángeles María Heras Caballero
    Marine Phytochemical Compounds and Their Cosmeceutical Applications
    Abdul Bakrudeen Ali Ahmed and Rosna Mat Taha
    Effect of Marine Cosmeceuticals on the Pigmentation of Skin
    Sumathy Babitha and Eun-Ki Kim
    Photoprotective and Cosmeceutical Prospects from Marine Origin
    Ramjee Pallela and Se-Kwon Kim
    Prospects of Marine Sponge Collagen and Its Applications in Cosmetology
    Janapala Venkateswara Rao, Ramjee Pallela, and G. V. S. Bhanu Prakash
    Skin Photoprotection by Marine Carotenoids
    Kazuo Miyashita, Nana Mikami, M. Airanthi K. Widjaja-Adhi, Masayuki Abe, and Masashi Hosokawa
    Role of Astaxanthin in Cosmeceutical Applications
    Pamela Chávez-Crooker, Johanna Obreque, Janette Vera, and Karla Moya
    Effect of Marine Collagen Peptide on Skin Condition
    Kenji Sato and Yasutaka Shigemura
    Fish Collagen and Tissue Repair
    Yoshihiko Hayashi, Shizuka Yamada, Takeshi Ikeda, and Kajiro Yanagiguchi
    Red Algal Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids (MAAs) as Potential Cosmeceuticals
    Yvonne V. Yuan and Yasantha Athukorala
    Cosmeceutical Applications of Chitosan and Its Derivatives
    Mahinda Senevirathne, Chang-Bum Ahn, Se-Kwon Kim, and Jae-Young Je
    Brown Algae-Derived Compounds as Potential Cosmeceuticals
    Mahinda Senevirathne and Se-Kwon Kim
    Biological Properties of Cosmeceuticals Derived from Marine Algae
    Se-Kwon Kim and Ratih Pangestuti
    Hair Biology and Care Product Ingredients from Marine Organisms
    Se-Kwon Kim and Soon-Sun Bak
    Cosmeceuticals from Marine Fish and Shellfish
    Vazhiyil Venugopal
    Unlocking the Power of Marine Cosmeceuticals for Wrinkle-Free Skin
    Dinanath B. Fulse, Spandana R. Kopalli, and Sushruta Koppula
    Sea Water and Sea Mud: Cosmeceuticals Applications
    Se-Kwon Kim, Jayachandran Venkatesan, and P.N. Sudha
    Potential Cosmeceutical Applications of Phlorotannins and Fucoidans from Marine Algae in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
    Se-Kwon Kim and Noel Vinay Thomas
    Application of Chitin Nanofibrils and Collagen of Marine Origin as Bioactive Ingredients
    Pierfrancesco Morganti, Paola del Ciotto, Gianluca Morganti, and Véronique Fabien-Soulé
    Screening Strategies for the Discovery of Marine Microbial Cosmeceuticals
    Se-Kwon Kim and Ira Bhatnagar
    Cosmeceutical Properties of Brown Algae and Its Industrial Applications
    You-Jin Jeon , W.A.J.P. Wijesinghe and Se-Kwon Kim
    Potential Applications of Chitosan as a Marine Cosmeceutical
    Elena Lecumberri Lima, Laura Calderón Muñoz, Ruth Expósito Harris, and Ángeles María Heras Caballero
    Industrial Applications of Marine Cosmeceuticals
    Janak K. Vidanarachchi and Maheshika S. Kurukulasuriya
    Aquatic and Marine Bioactive Antimicrobial Peptides and Biosurfactants for the Cosmeceutical Industry
    Jen-Leih Wu and Jenn-Kan Lu
    Industrial Prospects of the Cosmeceuticals Derived from Marine Mucin
    Se-Kwon Kim and Fatih Karadeniz


    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.