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Review: cosmetic applications of bee venom

El-Wahed, Aida A. Abd and Khalifa, Shaden A. M. and Elashal, Mohamed H. and Musharraf, Syed G. and Saeed, Aamer and Khatib, Alfi and Tahir, Haroon Elrasheid and Zou, Xiaobo and Al Naggar, Yahya and Mehmood, Arshad and Wang, Kai and El-Seedi, Hesham R. (2021) Review: cosmetic applications of bee venom. Toxins, 13 (11). E-ISSN 2072-6651

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Bee venom (BV) is a typical toxin secreted by stingers of honeybee workers. BV and BV therapy have long been attractive to different cultures, with extensive studies during recent decades. Nowadays, BV is applied to combat several skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, alopecia, vitiligo, and psoriasis. BV is used extensively in topical preparations as cosmetics and used as dressing for wound healing, as well as in facemasks. Nevertheless, the safety of BV as a therapeutic choice has always been a concern due to the immune system reaction in some people due to BV use. The documented unfavorable impact is explained by the fact that the skin reactions to BV might expand to excessive immunological responses, including anaphylaxis, that typically resolve over numerous days. This review aims to address bee venom therapeutic uses in skin cosmetics.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bee venom; cosmetics applications; skin diseases
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Alfi Khatib
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 11:24
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2021 11:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94623

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