The cosmetic industry has evolved over the last 50 to 60 years from an era of secret formulas, elusive promises and false hope to an entirely new industry based on science. No longer are the cosmetic giants isolated scions, but there is an ever growing interactions and interdependence among cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical, biochemical, and medical community. Thus new development has been successfully translated into more effective treatments as well as preventive treatments of dry or aging skin, as example.
At this purpose, active compounds of new cosmetic products has to be carefully selected to obtain the best efficacy and safeness. Thus innovative cosmetics have become more sophisticated in both formulations and presentation meanwhile new tests have been developed to ensure not only quality and safety but also the validation of products claims.
Different in vitro and in vivo tests are reported to show the capacity of chitin nanofibrils to be used both as penetration enhancer and active compound as anti-aging agent.
P. Morganti1, G. Fabrizi2, P .Palombo3, M. Palombo4, E. Ruocco5, A.Cardillo6 and G. Morganti7
1 Professor of Applied Cosmetic Dermatology, II University of Naples;, Visiting Professor of China Medical
University Shenyang; R&D Director, Mavi Sud s.r.l. – Aprilia (LT) - Italy
2. Head Department of Dermatology, Medical School University of Molise – Campobasso– Italy
3. Head, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Saint Eugenio Hospital - Rome – Italy
4. Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Saint Eugenio Hospital - Rome - Italy
5. Department of Dermatology, University of Naples II, School of Medicine and Surgery - Naples – Italy
6. R&D ISCD, Roma - Italy
7. R&D MAVI Sud , Roma – Italy
Received: JULY, 2008.
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