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Research and development of cosmetic products for the male audience with essential oils: characterization of skin, clinical efficacy, consumer profile and influence of advertising

Grant number: 16/13705-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): April 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy
Principal researcher:Patrícia Maria Berardo Gonçalves Maia Campos
Grantee:Victor Hugo Pacagnelli Infante
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto (FCFRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/12452-0 - Raman microscopy and spectroscopy: non-invasive techniques to evaluate skin penetration and free radical formation of cosmetic formulations, BE.EP.DD


The consumer behavior study is an important area to understand which the expectations generated in relation to products and currently, cosmetics feature is highlighted in trade, not only in Brazil but worldwide. More than simply use, consumers have sought to express their individuality across their social environment. The last few years have been marked by a woman's replacement in the labor market, and the growth of struggles for equal rights between genders. In the face of women's achievements, man ended up losing the maximum function of family provider and began a process of transformation of the social persona and intimity, having felt the need to express their individuality by varied way, regardless of their sexual orientation. In addition to marketing, social and cultural knowledge it is necessary to understand that the skins of both genders behave differently, and one of the major skin problems that affect men is acne (disease of the pilosebaceous follicles), may be accompanied by P. acnes infection. Some essential oils (complex volatile obtained mixtures and secreting plant parts) have bactericidal and anti-inflammatory actions scientifically proven. Such oils may be obtained from industrial waste and byproducts, adding environmental value to the finished product. Clinical research with advanced techniques such as the use of confocal microscopy can assist in more detailed characterization on changes in skin architecture in this skin disorder and provide data on how essential oils can help correct it. Combining the research and development knowledge of cosmetic products to market knowledge and clinical studies of skin characterization becomes a necessary option for the determination of alternative therapies for more aggressive treatments such as the use of tretinoin. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
INFANTE, VICTOR HUGO PACAGNELLI; LOHAN, SILKE B.; SCHANZER, SABINE; CAMPOS, PATRICIA MARIA BERARDO GONSALVES MAIA; LADEMANN, JUERGEN; MEINKE, MARTINA C.. Eco-friendly sunscreen formulation based on starches and PEG-75 lanolin increases the antioxidant capacity and the light scattering activity in the visible light. JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY B-BIOLOGY, v. 222, . (16/13705-0, 19/12452-0)
INFANTE, V. H. P.; MAIA CAMPOS, P. M. B. G.; CALIXTO, L. S.; DARVIN, M. E.; KROEGER, M.; SCHANZER, S.; LOHAN, S. B.; LADEMANN, J.; MEINKE, M. C.. Influence of physical-mechanical properties on SPF in sunscreen formulations on ex vivo and in vivo skin. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, v. 598, . (16/13705-0, 19/12452-0)
INFANTE, VICTOR HUGO PACAGNELLI; BAGATIN, EDILEIA; MAIA CAMPOS, PATRICIA M. B. G.. Skin photoaging in young men: A clinical study by skin imaging techniques. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, v. 43, n. 3, . (16/13705-0)
INFANTE, VICTOR H. P.; MAIA CAMPOS, PATRICIA M. B. G.; GASPAR, LORENA RIGO; DARVIN, MAXIM E.; SCHLEUSENER, JOHANNES; RANGEL, KAREN C.; MEINKE, MARTINA C.; LADEMANN, JUERGEN. afety and efficacy of combined essential oils for the skin barrier properties: In vitro, ex vivo and clinical studie. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, v. 44, n. 1, p. 118-130, . (19/12452-0, 16/13705-0)
Academic Publications
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INFANTE, Victor Hugo Pacagnelli. Research and development of cosmetic products for the male public with essential oil: skin characterization, clinical efficacy, consume profile and advertising influences. 2021. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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Solicitação em análise e dentro do prazo legal de sigilo previsto na legislação BR1020170257452 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP) . Solicitação em análise e dentro do prazo legal de sigilo previsto na legislação - November 2017, 30