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Towards an understanding of bacterial metabolites prodigiosin and violacein and their potential for use in commercial sunscreens

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To exploit the microbial ecology of bacterial metabolite production and, specifically, to: (i) evaluate the potential use of the pigments prodigiosin and violacein as additives to commercial sunscreens for protection of human skin, and (ii) determine antioxidant and antimicrobial activities (against pathogenic bacteria) for these two pigments.
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Keywords: Escherichia coli; Staphylococcus aureus; UV‐protection; bacterial pigments; natural skin‐care products

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2015

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