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Bioactive compounds from natural product extracts in Taiwan cosmeceuticals-Mini review

Botanicals (herbal materials and extracts) are primarily added to the formulations due to different related properties such as antioxidant, anti inflammatory, antiseptic and antimicrobial effects. The bioactive compounds from natural product extracts have been successfully utilized in various applications of the skin care. The bioactive compound from natural product extracts does not possess any side effects on the human body instead of providing the body with nutrients and other useful minerals. The cosmetic industry takes the advantages of natural extracts for cosmetics products to promise a gentler, less side effects to beauty compared to synthetic cosmetics. Therefore, the market of bioactive compounds from natural product extracts is increasing rapidly in cosmeceuticals. This review attempts and emphasizes the natural product extracts in Taiwan cosmeceuticals.

Author(s): Chien-Hsing Lee, Guan-Cheng Huang, Chung-Yi Chen