Bacterial Nanocellulose toward Green Cosmetics: Recent Progresses and Challenges
authors Tânia Almeida, Armando J. D. Silvestre, Carla Vilela, Carmen S. R. Freire
nationality International
journal International Journal of Molecular Sciences
abstract In the skin care field, bacterial nanocellulose (BNC), a versatile polysaccharide produced by non-pathogenic acetic acid bacteria, has received increased attention as a promising candidate to replace synthetic polymers (e.g., nylon, polyethylene, polyacrylamides) commonly used in cosmetics. The applicability of BNC in cosmetics has been mainly investigated as a carrier of active ingredients or as a structuring agent of cosmetic formulations. However, with the sustainability issues that are underway in the highly innovative cosmetic industry and with the growth prospects for the market of bio-based products, a much more prominent role is envisioned for BNC in this field. Thus, this review provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent (last 5 years) and relevant developments and challenges in the research of BNC applied to cosmetic, aiming at inspiring future research to go beyond in the applicability of this exceptional biotechnological material in such a promising area.
publisher MDPI
year published 2021
volume 22
beginning page 2836
digital object identifier (doi) 10.3390/ ijms22062836
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