Microalgal Peloids for Cosmetic and Wellness Uses

Authors: Lourdes Mourelle M (1) , Gómez C (1) , Legido J (1)
(1) FA2 Research Group, Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Vigo
Source: Mar. Drugs 2021, 19(12), 666
DOI: 10.3390/md19120666 Publication date: Nov. 26, 2021 E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: full text Copyright: Not specified
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: FA2 Research Group, Applied Physics Department, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain


Article abstract

Peloids have been used for therapeutic purposes since time immemorial, mainly in the treatment of locomotor system pathologies and dermatology. Their effects are attributed to their components, i.e., to the properties and action of mineral waters, clays, and their biological fraction, which may be made up of microalgae, cyanobacteria, and other organisms present in water and clays. There are many studies on the therapeutic use of peloids made with microalgae/cyanobacteria, but very little research has been done on dermocosmetic applications. Such research demonstrates their potential as soothing, regenerating, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial agents. In this work, a method for the manufacture of a dermocosmetic peloid is presented based on the experience of the authors and existing publications, with indications for its characterization and study of its efficacy.

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