Selective Bibliography

This selective bibliography is included mostly to show that there is much interesting research on the use of plant extracts for skin care and protection generally; and, particularly of interest for DU NORD SKIN CARE,  analysis of northern botanicals and their phytochemical constituents. Some of the research cited here supports, or provides a basis for the efficacy of the northern botanical extracts found in DU NORD SKIN CARE products. 


Alessia P et al. UHPLC-PDA-ESI-TOF/MS metabolic profiling of Arctostaphylos pungens and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. A comparative study of phenolic compounds from leaf methanolic extracts. Phytochemistry, 2015;115,(7):79-88. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2015.01.002.


Allemann IB, Baumann L. Botanicals in skin care products.Int J Dermatol. 2009;48(9):923-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.04081.x.


Baradaran RV et al. Anti-melanogenic activity of Viola odorata different extracts on B16F10 murine melanoma cells. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2017;20:242-249. doi: 10.22038/ijbms.2017.8350


Bosch R et al. Mechanisms of photoaging and cutaneous photocarcinogenesis, and photoprotective strategies with phytochemicals. Antioxidants 2015;4:248-268. doi: 10.3390/antiox4020248.  


Catty S. Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press; 2001.


Cavinato M et al. Plant extracts and natural compounds used against UVB-induced photoaging. Biogerontology. 2017;18:499. doi: 10.1007/s10522-017-9715-7.


Chuong CM et al. What is the “true” function of skin? Exp Dermatol. 2002;11:159–187. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0625.2002.00112.x.


Daaboul HE et al. β-2-himachalen-6-ol protects against skin cancer development in vitro and in vivo. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2017. doi: 10.1111/jphp.12796.  


Dreno B. et al. Understanding innate immunity and inflammation in acne: implications for management.JEADV. 2015; 29(Suppl. 4):3–11 doi: 10.1111/jdv.13190.


Drozdova IL, Bubenchikov RA. Composition and antiinflammatory activity of polysaccharide complexes extracted from sweet violet and low mallow. Pharm Chem J. 2005;39:197. doi: 10.1007/s11094-005-0116-x.


Dufour D  et al. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities of methanolic extracts from Ledum groenlandicum Retzius. J Ethnopharm. 2007;111:22–28. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2006.10.021.


Eid HM et al. A combination of (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin underlies the in vitro adipogenic action of Labrador tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum), an antidiabetic medicinal plant of the Eastern James Bay Cree pharmacopeia. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016;178:251-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2015.12.021.


Elias PM. Structure and Function of the Stratum Corneum Extracellular Matrix. J Invest Dermatol. 2012;132(9): 2131. doi: 10.1038/jid.2012.246.


Erichsen-Brown C. Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants. A Historical Survey with Special Reference to Eastern Indian Tribes. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc.; 1979.


Facino RM et al. Echinacoside and caffeoyl conjugates protect collagen from free radical-induced degradation: a potential use of Echinacea extracts in the prevention of skin photodamage. Planta Med. 1995;61(6):510-4.


F’guyer S et al.  Photochemoprevention of skin cancer by botanical agents. Photoderm Photoimmun & Photomedi 2003: 19: 56-72. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0781.2003.00019.x.


Filip GA et al. Calluna vulgaris extract modulates NF-κB/ERK signaling pathway and matrix metalloproteinase expression in SKH-1 hairless mice skin exposed to ultraviolet B irradiation.J Physiol Pharmacol. 2012; 63(4):423-32. http://www.jpp.krakow.pl/journal/archive/08_12/pdf/423_08_12_article.pdf


Gescher K. Inhibition of viral adsorption and penetration by an aqueous extract from Rhododendron ferrugineum L. as antiviral principle against herpes simplex virus type-1. Fitoterapia. 2011;82(3):408-413. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2010.11.022.


Grether-Beck S et al. [Topical application of vitamins, phytosterols and ceramides. Protection against increased expression of interstital collagenase and reduced collagen-I expression after single exposure to UVA irradiation].[Article in German]. Hautarzt. 2008; 59(7):557-62. doi: 10.1007/s00105-008-1554-7.


Hudson JB. Applications of the phytomedicine Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) in Infectious Diseases  J  Biomed Biotech. 2012. doi: 10.1155/2012/769896.


Isaak CK et al. Lingonberry anthocyanins protect cardiac cells from oxidative-stress-induced apoptosis. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol.2017;95:904–910. doi: 10.1139/cjpp-2016-0667.


Jegal J et al. Tyrosinase inhibitory flavonoid from Juniperus communis fruits. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2016;80(12):2311-2317.  


Kanchi MM. Tocotrienols: the unsaturated sidekick shifting new paradigms in vitamin E therapeutics. Drug Discov Today. 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.drudis.2017.08.001.


Kruttman J et al. Pollution and acne: is there a link? Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2017;10:199-204. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S131323.


Kylli P et al. Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and European Cranberry (Vaccinium microcarpon) Proanthocyanidins: Isolation, Identification, and Bioactivities.J. Agric. Food Chem. 2011;59:3373–3384. doi: 10.1021/jf104621e.


Lamaison JL et al. [Tannin content and inhibiting activity of elastase in Rosaceae]. [Article in French]. Ann Pharm Fr. 1990;48(6):335-40.


Lawrence KP et al. Mycosporine-like amino acids for skin photoprotection. Curr Med Chem. 2017: 24, 1-16. doi: 10.2174/0929867324666170529124237.


Lee K-E et al. Polyphenol-rich apple extract inhibits dexamethasone-induced sebaceous lipids production by regulating SREBP1 expression. Exp Dermatol. 2017. doi: 10.1111/exd.13319.


Li Q et al. Chemical Characteristics of Cold-Pressed Blackberry, Black Raspberry, and Blueberry Seed Oils and the Role of the Minor Components in Their Oxidative Stability. J Agric Food Chem. 2016;64(26):5410-6. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b01821.28.


Maini S et al. Flavonols protect against UV radiation-induced thymine dimer formation in an artificial skin mimic. J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2015;18(4) 600-615.


Mohd Azman NA  et al. Study of the properties of bearberry leaf extract as a natural antioxidant in model foods. Antioxidants. 2016;5(2):11. doi: 10.3390/antiox5020011.


Montserrat-de la Paz S et al.The sterols isolated from Evening Primrose oil modulate the release of proinflammatory mediators. Phytomedicine. 2012:19(12):1072-6. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2012.06.008.


Oláh A et al. Echinacea purpurea-derived alkylamides exhibit potent anti-inflammatory effects and alleviate clinical symptoms of atopic eczema, J. Derm Sci. In press. 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2017.05.015.


Pandey AK et al. Essential Oils: Sources of Antimicrobials and Food Preservatives. Front. Microbiol. 2017:7:2161. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.0216.


Parry J et al. Fatty Acid Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Cold-Pressed Marionberry, Boysenberry, Red Raspberry, and Blueberry Seed Oils. J Agric Food Chem. 2005; 53(3):566-573. doi: 10.1021/jf048615t.


Perde-Schrepler M et al. Photoprotective effect of Calluna vulgaris extract against UVB-induced phototoxicity in human immortalized keratinocytes. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 2011;30(4):323-31. doi: 10.1615/JEnvironPatholToxicolOncol.v30.i4.50.


Poaty B et al. Composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of seven essential oils from the North American boreal forest. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015;31(6):907-19. doi: 10.1007/s11274-015-1845-y.  


Ratz-Łyko A et al. Influence of polyphenols on the physiological processes in the skin. Phytother. Res. 2015; 29:509–517. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5289.


Róbertsdóttir AR. Icelandic Herbs and their Medicinal Uses. Berkeley, CA:North Atlantic Books; 2013.


Roh E et al. Molecular mechanisms of green tea polyphenols with protective effects against skin photoaging. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2017;57:8:1631-1637. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2014.1003365.


Rossi PG1 et al. (E)-Methylisoeugenol and elemicin: antibacterial components of Daucus carota L. essential oil against Campylobacter jejuni. J Agric Food Chem. 2007;55(18):7332-6.  


Royo LE et al. Role of anthocyanins in skin aging and UV- induced skin damage. In: Wallace TC, Giustu MM., eds. Anthocyanins in Health and Disease. CRC Press; 2013:309-322. doi: 10.1201/b15554-12.


Schepetkin IA. Therapeutic potential of polyphenols from Epilobium angustifolium (Fireweed). Phytother Res. 2016;(8):1287-97. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5648.


Sharma M The potential use of Echinacea in acne: control of Propionibacterium acnes growth and inflammation. Phytother Res. 2011;25(4):517-21. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3288.  


Skoczyńska A et al. Melanin and lipofuscin as hallmarks of skin aging. Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 2017;34(2):97-103. doi: 10.5114/ada.2017.67070.


Snowden R. et al. A comparison of the anti-Staphylococcus aureus activity of extracts from commonly used medicinal plants. J. Altern. Complement. Med. 2014;20(5):375-382. doi: 10.1089/acm.2013.0036.


Stuart DL, Wills RBH. Alkylamide and cichoric acid levels in Echinacea purpurea tissues during plant growth. Journal Herbs Spices & Med Plants. 2000; 7(1) doi: 10.1300/J044v07n01_11.


Suryakumar G, Gupta A.J. Medicinal and therapeutic potential of Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.). J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;138(2):268-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2011.09.024.


Tolmacheva  A. et al. Antibacterial and quorum sensing regulatory activities of some traditional Eastern-European medicinal plants. Acta Pharmaceutica.2014;64(2):173-186. doi:10.2478/acph-2014-0019


Uprety Y et al: Traditional use of medicinal plants in the boreal forest of Canada: review and perspectives. J Ethnobio. 2012;8:7. doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-8-7.


Vaughn AR et al. Natural oils for skin-barrier repair: ancient compounds now backed by modern science. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017. doi: 10.1007/s40257-017-0301-1.


Wohlrab J, Kreft D. Niacinamide – Mechanisms of action and its topical use in dermatology. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2014;27:311–315. doi: 10.1159/000359974.


Yotsawimonwat S. et al. Skin improvement and stability of Echinacea purpurea dermatological formulations. International J Cos Sci. 2010; 32: 340–346 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2494.2009.00559.x.


Yun JS et al. Inonotus obliquus protects against oxidative stress-induced apoptosis and premature senescence. Mol. Cells. 2011;31(5):423-429. doi: 10.1007/s10059-011-0256-7.


Zeinab RA et al. Chemopreventive effects of wild carrot oil against 7,12-dimethyl benz(a)anthracene-induced squamous cell carcinoma in mice. J Pharm Bio. 2011;49(9):955–961. doi: 10.3109/13880209.2011.559250.


Zielińska A and Nowak I.  Abundance of active ingredients in seabuckthorn oil. Lipids Health Dis. 2017; 16(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12944-017-0469-7.


Zillich OV et al. Release and in vitro skin permeation of polyphenols from cosmetic emulsions. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2013;35(5):491-501. doi: 10.1111/ics.12072.  


Zillich OV et al. 1,2, Polyphenols as active ingredients for cosmetic products. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2015;37(5):455-64. doi: 10.1111/ics.12218.