Microalgae are complex photosynthetic organisms found in marine and freshwater envi-ronments that produce valuable metabolites. Microalgae-derived metabolites have gained remark-able attention in different industrial biotechnological processes and pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries due to their multiple properties, including antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-cancer, phycoim-munomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial activities. These properties are recognized as promising components for state-of-the-art cosmetics and cosmeceutical formulations. Efforts are being made to develop natural, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly products that replace synthetic products. This review summarizes some potential cosmeceutical applications of microalgae-derived biomolecules, their mechanisms of action, and extraction methods.
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This research was supported by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) master fellowship No. 1104949 awarded to author B.S.-R. and partially supported under Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI) program awarded to Manuel Martínez Ruiz (CVU: 418151), Juan Eduardo Sosa-Hernández (CVU: 375202), Roberto Parra-Saldívar (CVU: 35753) and Hafiz M.N. Iqbal (CVU: 735340).
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- Analytical Chemistry
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)
- Molecular Medicine
- Pharmaceutical Science
- Drug Discovery
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry