Special Issue "Fermentation and Skin Health: The Role of Microbial Metabolites"

A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Metabolism, Physiology & Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 77

Special Issue Editor

Department of Environmental Sciences, Saga University 1, Honjo-machi, Saga 840-8502, Japan
Interests: microbiology; intestinal microbiota; skin health; biotechnology; sphingolipid chemistry; mitochondria; sugar chemistry; biomass chemistry; fermentation chemistry; cell biology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fermentation is a natural process that has been used for centuries to produce food and beverages, and recent research has shown that it can also have a positive impact on skin health. Fermentation of plant-based ingredients by microbes can produce a variety of metabolites that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. These metabolites can help to improve skin barrier function, reduce the signs of aging, and alleviate skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

In this Special Issue, we provide an overview of the role of microbial metabolites produced during fermentation in promoting skin health. We discuss the fermentation process, the types of microbes involved, the specific microbial species involved in the fermentation process, and and the specific metabolites produced during fermentation that have potential benefits for skin health. We also highlight recent research on the use of fermented skincare products and their efficacy in improving skin health.

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Kitagaki
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fermentation is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • fermentation
  • skin health
  • microbial metabolites
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidant
  • antimicrobial
  • skin barrier function
  • aging
  • acne
  • eczema
  • fermented skincare products

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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