Application progress of bioactive compounds in microalgae on pharmaceutical and cosmetics

Zhuang, Dingling and He, Ning and Khoo, Kuan Shiong and Ng, Eng-Poh and Chew, Kit Wayne and Ling, Tau Chuan (2022) Application progress of bioactive compounds in microalgae on pharmaceutical and cosmetics. Chemosphere, 291 (2). ISSN 0045-6535, DOI

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Microalgae is an autotrophic organism with fast growth, short reproduction cycle, and strong environmental adaptability. In recent years, microalgae and the bioactive ingredients extracted from microalgae are regarded as potential substitutes for raw materials in the pharmaceutical and the cosmetics industry. In this review, the characteristics and efficacy of the high-value components of microalgae are discussed in detail, along with the sources and extraction technologies of algae used to obtain high-value ingredients are reviewed. Moreover, the latest trends in biotherapy based on high-value algae extracts as materials are discussed. The excellent antioxidant properties of microalgae derivatives are regarded as an attractive replacement for safe and environmentally friendly cosmetics formulation and production. Through further studies, the mechanism of microalgae bioactive compounds can be understood better and reasonable clinical trials conducted can safely conclude the compliance of microalgae-derived drugs or cosmetics to be necessary standards to be marketed.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Education, Malaysia under SATU joint research scheme [Grant No: ST012-2020], Impact Oriented Interdisciplinary Research Grant [Grant No: IIRG004A-19IISS], Fundamental Research Grant Scheme [Grant No: FP109-2020], Xiamen University Malaysia Research Fund [Grant No: XMUMRF/2021-C7/IENG/0033], Hengyuan International Sdn. Bhd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microalgae; Bioactive ingredient extraction; Biotherapy; Skincare; Carotenoids
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2022 07:15
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2022 07:15

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