Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--20

Peat: A natural source for dermatocosmetics and dermatotherapeutics


Uwe Wollina 
 Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany

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Uwe Wollina
Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of Dresden, Friedrichstrasse 41, 01067 Dresden
Germany

In recent years the interest for natural substances in dermatotherapy and cosmetics has increased. Peat is a complex natural source of humic substances that are of potential interest in both dermatology and cosmetology. Humic substances in peat have been partially characterized and pharmacologic and biologic activities have been documented. Possible clinical applications are outlined.


How to cite this article:
Wollina U. Peat: A natural source for dermatocosmetics and dermatotherapeutics.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2009;2:17-20


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Wollina U. Peat: A natural source for dermatocosmetics and dermatotherapeutics. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Sep 20 ];2:17-20
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