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Sebastien Hameury, Laurent Borderie, Jean-Marc Monneuse, Gilbert Skorski, Dominique Pradines
BACKGROUND: The application of ingredients from marine and maritime origins is increasingly common in skin care products, driven by consumer expectations for natural ingredients. However, these ingredients are typically studied for a few isolated in vitro activities. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the activity on the skin of an association of ingredients from marine and maritime origins using label-free quantitative proteomic analysis, in order to predict the clinical benefits if used in a skin care product...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Amir Shakouri, Nasim Adljouy, Sanaz Balkani, Maryam Mohamadi, Hamed Hamishehkar, Jalal Abdolalizadeh, Seyed Kazem Shakouri
Leech saliva extract (LSE) in the liposome-based gel was used as a supplementary treatment to relief the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). The saliva of medical leech was extracted and nano liposomes were used to formulate the supplement to enhance skin absorption. A clinical trial was designed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of LSE liposomal gel. Lenquesne and VAS questionnaires were used as indexes of this supplement therapy efficacy for 30 days. Questionnaires analysis showed that after one-month administration of LSE liposomal gel, patients' pain was relieved approximately up to 50%; also, due to reduction in joint inflammation and stiffness, the range of motion was increased and the patients' quality of life was enhanced (p < 0...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Alka Lohani, Anurag Verma
In the present scenario, consumers are searching for personal care products that supply multiple benefits with minimal efforts. The outcome has been the introduction of nanotechnology-based cosmetic products that are safe to use and results driven. Some topical cosmetics can act efficaciously when they reach their target sites present in the deeper layers of the skin. The main problem with delivering active ingredients across the skin is the barrier function of the skin. Therefore, to get the maximum benefit from cosmetic products and to overcome the problems associated with their skin penetration, scientists are investigating various strategies to overcome these barrier properties...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Jing Wang, Maike Windbergs
Wounds are trauma induced defects of the human skin involving a multitude of endogenous biochemical events and cellular reactions of the immune system. The healing process is extremely complex and affected by the patient's physiological conditions, potential implications like infectious pathogens and inflammation as well as external factors. Due to increasing incidence of chronic wounds and proceeding resistance of infection pathogens, there is a strong need for effective therapeutic wound care. In this context, electrospun fibers with diameters in the nano- to micrometer range gain increasing interest...
October 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Sonia S, Linda Jeeva Kumari H, Ruckmani K, Sivakumar M
Nanocosmeceuticals are promising applications of nanotechnology in personal care industries. Zinc oxide is an inorganic material that is non-toxic and skin compatible with self-cleansing and microbicidal properties. Herein, exploitation of colloidal zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONps) as potent biomaterial for a topical formulation of cosmetic and dermatological significance is employed. ZnONps were green synthesized using environmentally benign Adhatoda vasica leaf extract and characterized by UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), dynamic light scattering (DLS), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Wei-Peng Li, Chia-Hao Su, Sheng-Jung Wang, Fu-Ju Tsai, Chun-Ting Chang, Min-Chiao Liao, Chun-Chieh Yu, Thi-Tuong Vi Tran, Chaw-Ning Lee, Wen-Tai Chiu, Tak-Wah Wong, Chen-Sheng Yeh
Traditional wound care methods include wound infection control, adequate nutritional supplements, education of changing position every 2-3 h to avoid tissue hypoxia, vacuum assistant closure, debridement, skin graft, and tissue flap. Electric current stimulation, ultrasound, laser, and hydrotherapy have emerged as adjuvant therapies. However, most, if not all, of these therapies are expensive, and the treatment results are variable. The development of the active methods to improve wound healing is mandatory...
June 27, 2017: ACS Nano
Rabab Kamel, Haidy Abbas, Ahmed Fayez
Solar irradiation induces skin inflammatory processes causing deleterious effects like premature ageing. In this study, the designed lipoid colloidal carrier (LCC) was loaded with Diosmin in combination with different essential oils, to be used as a topical photo-protective preparation. To investigate the ability of the essential oils to potentiate Diosmin effects, the Diosmin/essential oil-loaded LCCs (LCC2, LCC3 and LCC4) were compared to the Diosmin-loaded LCC (LCC1). The incorporated essential oils were those of Rosmarinus officinalis, Zingiber officinale or Vitis vinifera in LCC2, LCC3 and LCC4, respectively...
May 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
V Rocha, C Marques, J L Figueiredo, A R Gaio, P C Costa, J M Sousa Lobo, I F Almeida
Assessment of toxic effects is mandatory before market placement of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Nanotoxicology is an emerging regulatory concern and still a challenging field. Topical application of resveratrol (RSV) has been extensively studied owing to its multi-mechanistic skin anti-aging effects. Nanoencapsulation has been suggested as a promising solution to overcome RSV stability issues. In this work RSV-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) were prepared using a homogenization/sonication technique...
May 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Weikun Li, Murat Yalcin, Qishan Lin, Mohammed-Salleh M Ardawi, Shaker A Mousa
Lycopene is a natural anti-oxidant that has attracted much attention due to its varied applications such as protection against loss of bone mass, chronic diseases, skin cancer, prostate cancer, and cardiovascular disease. However, high instability and extremely low oral bioavailability limit its further clinical development. We selected a green tea catechin derivative, oligomerized (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (OEGCG) as a carrier for oral lycopene delivery. Lycopene-loaded OEGCG nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by a nano-precipitation method, followed by coating with chitosan to form a shell...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Derk H Brouwer, Suzanne Spaan, Martin Roff, Anne Sleeuwenhoek, Ilse Tuinman, Henk Goede, Birgit van Duuren-Stuurman, Francesca Larese Filon, Dhimiter Bello, John W Cherrie
Over the past decade, the primary focus of nanotoxicology and nanoenvironmental health and safety efforts has been largely on inhalation exposure to engineered nanomaterials, at the production stage, and much less on considering risks along the life cycle of nano-enabled products. Dermal exposure to nanomaterials and its health impact has been studied to a much lesser extent, and mostly in the context of intentional exposure to nano-enabled products such as in nanomedicine, cosmetics and personal care products...
August 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
B Qian, K Saeidi, L Kvetková, F Lofaj, C Xiao, Z Shen
OBJECTIVES: CrCoMo alloy specimens were successfully fabricated using selective laser melting (SLM). The aim of this study was to carefully investigate microstructure of the SLM specimens in order to understand the influence of their structural features inter-grown on different length scales ranging from nano- to macro-levels on their mechanical properties. METHODS: Two different sets of processing parameters developed for building the inner part (core) and the surface (skin) of dental prostheses were tested...
December 2015: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
Maxim A Shevtsov, Natalia Yudintceva, Miralda Blinova, George Pinaev, Oleg Galibin, Igor Potokin, Ketul C Popat, Mark Pitkin
BACKGROUND: Direct skeletal attachment of limb prostheses is associated with high rate of transcutaneous infection and loosening of the fixture in the medullary canal prompting for careful assessment of various means for enhancing the skin-device and bone-device interface. The skin and bone integrated pylon system constitutes a technological platform for different modifications being evaluated previously. OBJECTIVES: The current study assessed the combination of nano-treatment skin and bone integrated pylon with its pre-seeding with dermal fibroblasts...
December 2015: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
Kaisar Raza, Mohammad Afroz Shareef, Parteek Singal, Gajanand Sharma, Poonam Negi, Om Prakash Katare
Capsaicin (CP), a recent FDA-approved drug for the topical treatment of neuropathic pain, is associated with several side effects like irritation, burning sensation, and erythema, resulting in poor patient compliance. The present study is an attempt to study the effect of CP encasement in nano-lipoidal carriers (NLCs) on skin-transport characteristics, in vivo pharmacological performance, skin compliance, and stability of the finished product. The study also compares two methods of NLC preparation, namely microemulsification and rotary-evaporation for various attributes...
December 2014: Journal of Liposome Research
Min Fan, Jinfeng Liao, Gang Guo, Qiuxia Ding, Yi Yang, Feng Luo, Zhiyong Qian
Soft tissue augmentation using various injectable fillers has gained popularity as more patients seek esthetic improvement through minimally invasive procedures requiring little or no recovery time. The currently available injectable skin fillers can be divided into three categories. With careful assessment, stimulatory fillers are the most ideal fillers. In this study, dexamethasone-loaded poly(D, L-lactic acid) (PLA) microspheres of approximately 90 micro m suspended in poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(epsilon-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG-PCL-PEG, PECE) micelles were prepared as stimulatory filler for skin augmentation...
April 2014: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Takuji Masunaga
Cosmetics are consumer products intended to contribute to increasing quality of life and designed for long-term daily use. Due to such features of cosmetics, they are required to ensure quality and safety at a high level, as well as to perform well, in response to consumers' demands. Recently, the technology associated with nanomaterials has progressed rapidly and has been applied to various products, including cosmetics. For example, nano-sized titanium dioxide has been formulated in sunscreen products in pursuit of improving its performance...
2014: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Danelle Dhanirama, Jan Gronow, Nikolaos Voulvoulis
Chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) are frequently used in cosmetic formulations and can potentially reach the environment at concentrations that may cause harm. A methodology was developed to assess over 120 chemicals assembled from product ingredient listings to identify and validate potential CECs in cosmetics, based on Annex XIII of REACH legislation. Ten potential CECs were identified: polydimethylsiloxane, butylated hydroxylanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene, triclosan, nano titanium dioxide, nano zinc oxide, butylparaben, diethyl phthalate, octinoxate methoxycinnamate and benzophenone...
July 2012: Environmental Technology
Gerhard J Nohynek, Eric K Dufour
Personal care products (PCP) often contain micron- or nano-sized formulation components, such as nanoemulsions or microscopic vesicles. A large number of studies suggest that such vesicles do not penetrate human skin beyond the superficial layers of the stratum corneum. Nano-sized PCP formulations may enhance or reduce skin absorption of ingredients, albeit at a limited scale. Modern sunscreens contain insoluble titanium dioxide (TiO₂) or zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NP), which are efficient filters of UV light...
July 2012: Archives of Toxicology
Lule Beqa, Zhen Fan, Anant Kumar Singh, Dulal Senapati, Paresh Chandra Ray
Breast cancer presents greatest challenge in health care in today's world. The key to ultimately successful treatment of breast cancer disease is an early and accurate diagnosis. Current breast cancer treatments are often associated with severe side effects. Driven by the need, we report the design of novel hybrid nanomaterial using gold nano popcorn-attached single wall carbon nanotube for targeted diagnosis and selective photothermal treatment. Targeted SK-BR-3 human breast cancer cell sensing have been performed in 10 cancer cells/mL level, using surface enhanced Raman scattering of single walls carbon nanotube's D and G bands...
September 2011: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Shuguang Wang, Lindsey A Hunter, Zikri Arslan, Michael G Wilkerson, Jeffrey K Wickliffe
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nano-TiO(2) ) are widely used in cosmetics, skin care products, paints, and water treatment processes. Disagreement remains regarding the safety of nano-TiO(2) , and little epidemiological data is available to provide needed resolution. Most studies have examined effects using acute exposure experiments with relatively few studies using a chronic exposure design. We examined cyto- and genotoxicity in CHO-K1 cells following 60 days of continuous exposure to defined levels of nano-TiO(2) (0, 10, 20, or 40 μg/ml)...
October 2011: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
Alison Wiesenthal, Lindsey Hunter, Shuguang Wang, Jeffrey Wickliffe, Michael Wilkerson
The properties of engineered nanomaterials and nanoparticles such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide may differ substantially from naturally occurring materials and particles. Nanoparticles have unique physical properties making them ideal for use in various skin care products currently on the market. Nano-preparations are currently under investigation as novel treatments of acne vulgaris, recurrent condyloma accuminata, atopic dermatitis, hyperpigmented skin lesions, and other non-dermatologic diseases. Because of their increased surface area, nanoparticles have increased reactivity and a small size allowing for enhanced mobility through the human body and environment...
March 2011: International Journal of Dermatology
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