Marine Cosmeceuticals: Trends and Prospects

Se-Kwon Kim

December 20, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 428 Pages - 94 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439860281 - CAT# K12759


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  • Covers fundamental and applied aspects of cosmetic compounds
  • Includes techniques for the exploration of the marine habitat for novel compounds
  • Discusses various approaches for extracting marine cosmeceuticals and their application in the treatment of skin diseases, diabetes, and arthritis
  • Provides insight into present trends and future implications for marine cosmeceuticals
  • Covers introductory as well as advanced research on marine originated cosmeceutical substances
  • An integrated resource for marine biologists, biotechnologists, natural product chemists, and more


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.