Marta Salvador Ferreira

Marta Salvador Ferreira
University of Porto | UP · Faculty of Pharmacy

PharmD | Msc Pharmaceutical Technology
PhD student in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutical Technology)

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Sensitive skin is characterized by symptoms such as stinging and tingling in response to stimuli that usually do not cause unpleasant sensations. Epidemiological studies show that individuals with sensitive skin are more prone to developing skin allergies, although the link between both conditions is unknown. Aiming to evaluate the presence of alle...
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Cosmetics contribute to consumers health and well-being. However, they are subject to many misconceptions which may affect their safe use, as well as consumers’ informed choices. Newspapers are usually regarded as trustworthy, and they can influence consumers’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. This study aims to refine a grid of analysis for news...
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Human skin aging results from intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Uneven pigmentation is one of the major changes of extrinsic aging. Many compounds have been tested for depigmenting activity but only a few are actually used by the cosmetic industry, which is continually looking for new ingredients. In this study, the trends in the use of skin depigme...
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Objective Sensitive skin is characterized by self-reported sensory perceptions in response to stimuli that should not provoke unpleasant sensations. Cosmetic products for sensitive skin are designed to minimize these symptoms. This study aims to unveil the most used active ingredients for sensitive skin in facial care products. Methods A pool of p...
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Marine ingredients are a source of new chemical entities with biological action, which is the reason why they have gained relevance in the cosmetic industry. The facial care category is the most relevant in this industry, and within it, the sensitive skin segment occupies a prominent position. This work analyzed the use of marine ingredients in 88...
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Sensitive skin is characterized by symptoms of discomfort when exposed to environmental factors. Peptides are used in cosmetics for sensitive skin and stand out as active ingredients for their ability to interact with skin cells by multiple mechanisms, high potency at low dosage and the ability to penetrate the stratum corneum. This study aimed to...
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Cosmetic products are health products designed to contact the external parts of the human body, teeth and oral mucous membranes, with a view, exclusively or mainly, for cleaning, perfuming, protecting, changing their appearance, maintaining a good state or correcting body odors. Their regulation in the current European Union (EU) began at a nationa...
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Botanical ingredients have been used for thousands of years in skincare for their convenience as well as the diversity and abundance in compounds with biological activity. Among these, polyphenols and especially flavonoids have gained increasing prominence due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, the most used botan...
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The evolution in the skin care industry has been driven by the recent interest shown by consumers in novel bioactive compounds from natural sources, instead of synthetic ingredients, and fostered the efforts to develop biologically active ingredients from natural organisms, resulting in the emergence of new and improved skin care products. Although...
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The use of calendula for its lenitive properties’ dates to the XII century. This plant contains several bioactive compounds, including terpenoids, terpenes, carotenoids, flavonoids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Calendula flower extract is used in soothing cosmetics, such as after-sun, sensitive skin and eye contour products. The anti-inflammator...
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The development of synthetic peptides for skin care dates to the 1980s. The cosmetic industry periodically launches new peptides, as they are promising and appealing active ingredients in the growing and innovative cosmetics market. In this study, trends in the use of peptides in anti-aging products were analyzed by comparing the composition of the...
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Introduction: The global anti-aging market is expected to present a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 6.8% until 2027 (1). For the cosmetic industry, the development of active ingredients is an important factor for innovation and product promotion. However, little is known about trends of active ingredients in anti-aging cosmetics. Materials and Met...
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Objective: Skin health and beauty are a cornerstone of general well-being in humans. Anti-ageing cosmetics are used to provide a healthy and youthful appearance. Among the different cosmetic actives, antioxidants are incorporated in anti-ageing products due to their beneficial effects in preventing and minimizing the signs of skin ageing. This wor...
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The exploitation of marine organisms for human nutritional and pharmaceutical purposes has revealed important chemical prototypes for the discovery of new drugs, stimulating compounds isolation and syntheses of new related compounds with biomedical application. Nowadays, it is well known that inflammatory processes are involved in many diseases and...

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