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Cosmetics2016,3(4),41doi:10.3390/cosmetics3040041

GreenNanotechnologyServingthe
Bioeconomy:NaturalBeautyMaskstoSavethe
Environment
PierfrancescoMorganti1,2,3,*, MarcoPalombo4 , FrancescoCarezzi3 ,
MariaLuisaNunziata3 , GianlucaMorganti3 , MariaCardillo5 and
AngeloChianese6
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SkinPharmacology,DermatologyDepartment,2ndUniversityofNaples,80138Naples,
Italy
DermatologyDepartment,ChinaMedicalUniversity,Shenyang110001,China
Research&Development,CentreofNanoscience,MaviSud,s.r.l,04011Aprilia(Lt),
Italy
DepartmentofPlastic,ReconstructiveandAestheticSurgery,CTO(Centro
TraumatologicoOrtopedico)Hospital,00142Rome,Italy
Research&Development,ISCD,InternationalSocietyofCosmeticDermatology,00195
Rome,Italy
ChemicalMaterialsEnvironmentalEngineeringDepartment,UniversityLaSapienza,
00184Rome,Italy
Authortowhomcorrespondenceshouldbeaddressed.

AcademicEditor:EnzoBerardesca
Received:9June2016/Revised:14November2016/Accepted:14November2016/
Published:5December2016
(ThisarticlebelongstotheSpecialIssueNanotechnologiesinCosmetics)
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Abstract
AccordingtoUnitedNationsEnvironmentProgramme(UNEP),ensuringacleanand
healthyenvironmentwillprovidemultiplebenefitstosocietyandeconomy.Sustainable
production,followedbyappropriatemanagementofindustrialandagriculturalwaste,will
protectandenhancebiodiversityandecosystemservices.Toachievethisobjective,
specificpoliciesmustbeputinplaceandspecificactionsperformedformakingalow
carbonandresourceefficienteconomywithreducedproductionofpetrolderivedgoods.
Theaimofthestudyhasbeentoproduceeffectiveandsafeantiagebeautymasksmade
ofnonwoventissuesbasedontheuseofchitinnanofibril(CN)andnanolignin(LG),
obtainedfromcrustaceansandplantbiomass,respectively.Tothispurpose,nanoparticles
andelectrospunfibreshavebeencharacterizedbyDynamicLightScatteringandSEM,
whilethesafenessandeffectivenessoftheobtainedtissueswasverifiedinvitroona
cultureofkeratinocytesandfibroblasts,andcontrolledinvivobyexpertdermatologistson
30volunteerphotoagedwomen,bysubjectiveandobjectivebioengineeredmethods.The

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invitroresultshaveshownthatthebeautymaskshavenotoxiceffectsontheviabilityof
keratinocytesandfibroblaststreatedbytheDimethylTetrazole(MTT)method,andexhibit
adecreasedexpressionofcytokines,playingacentralroleintheregulationofimmuneand
inflammatoryresponsesinprematureagingandenvironmentalassaults.Thereparative
andantiagingeffectivenessoftheseinnovativebeautymaskshavebeenalsoverifiedon
thereleaseofMetalloProteinaseI(MMP1)andtheincreasedsynthesisofcollagentypeI,
reducedinskinaging.Thefirstpreliminaryinvivoresults,obtainedbyengineering
methods,haveconfirmedtheprotectiveandrejuvenatingactivityshownbytheinvitro
studyconductedon30voluntarywomenexhibitingsignsofphotoaging.Therawmaterials
usedareofnaturaloriginbeingalsorespectfuloftheenvironment,accordingtothe
OrganizationforEconomicCooperationandDevelopment(EOCD)andEU
programmes.ViewFullText
Keywords:beautymasknonwoventissueskin
agingrejuvenationbionanotechnologygreeneconomychitinnanofibrillignin
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