Recent Advances in Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Sciences for Health Products

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 106

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pharmacy-Drug Sciences, University of Bari, 70121 Bari, Italy
Interests: polyphenols; essential oils; minerals; chromatography; cosmeceuticals; nutraceuticals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The health sciences incorporate everything related to functional foods, drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and products for personal well-being.

New market trends demonstrate that the attention paid to natural substances contained in foods, vegetables, and by-products of the agri-food industry as a source of bioactive molecules has grown, alongside the awareness of the relationship between these molecules and health.

The aim of this Special Issue is to explore recent developments in innovative materials and engineering processes related to food, cosmetic, and drug sciences. Our focus is on medical devices, functional foods, and natural remedies for traditional and innovative clinical uses.

Overall, this Issue will address several questions, such as: What are the new matrices? What are the latest extraction techniques? Which innovative and sustainable extraction procedures are used in nutraceuticals and functional foods? What formulations are used for cosmeceuticals? Which pathologies benefit from their use? What scientific evidence is available to support current health claims?

The international scientific community is invited to contribute to the understanding of changes in the mentioned sectors by submitting research that highlights recent advances in nutraceutical and cosmeceutical science in relation to health products.

Dr. Roberta Tardugno
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nutraceutical
  • cosmeceutical
  • functional food
  • traditional medicine
  • medical devices
  • supplements
  • secondary metabolites
  • health claim
  • chemical analysis
  • green extraction

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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