Catarina Baptista Fialho Rosado

Catarina Baptista Fialho Rosado


Catarina Rosado has received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology at Cardiff University, UK. She is currently Associate Professor at ECTS of Universidade Lusófona. She has established her research at CBIOS- Universidade Lusófona, leading the Development of Delivery Systems research domain, but has collaborations with other Portuguese and foreign universities. Her research is focused on the study of the impact of formulations on transdermal penetration and also in the development of non-invasive in vivo strategies to assess efficacy and safety of innovative ingredients for topical drugs and cosmetics. Catarina is also interested in the application of lipidic biomaterials as innovative excipients of topical and transdermal formulations., and in the impact of nutrition on human skin, namely on barrier function, skin pathologies and ageing. Catarina Rosado has been involved in the supervision of several MSc and PhD students, and has hosted in her research lab postgraduate students from various countries. She has regularly been invited to lecture in Masters and Postgraduate programs in other national and international universities.


  • Licenciatura
    Ciências Farmacêuticas
  • Doutoramento


Conference paper

  • Pesquisa de propriedades anti-inflamatórias da planta Prunus lusitanica = Search anti-inflammatory properties of the plant Prunus lusitanica
  • Influence of the Triterpene Friedelin in the Transcutaneous Penetration of two model susbtances

Journal article

  • 2023-01-05, Photoprotective Efficacy of the Association of Rosmarinic Acid 0.1% with Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate and Avobenzone, Cosmetics
  • 2022-12-21, Phytocompounds Recovered from the Waste of Cabernet Sauvignon (Vitis vinifera L.) Vinification: Cytotoxicity (in Normal and Stressful Conditions) and In Vitro Photoprotection Efficacy in a Sunscreen System, Cosmetics
  • 2022-12, Rosmarinic Acid Multifunctional Sunscreen: Comet Assay and In Vivo Establishment of Cutaneous Attributes, Cosmetics
  • 2022-10-23, Kefir and the Gut–Skin Axis, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2022-07-19, The Impact of Kefir on Epidermal Water Homeostasis in Healthy Human Skin, Life
  • 2022-05, Characterization of lipid extracts from the Hermetia illucens larvae and their bioactivities for potential use as pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients, Heliyon
  • 2022-03-16, Dietary Supplements and the Skin: Focus on Photoprotection and Antioxidant Activity—A Review, Nutrients
  • 2022-02-28, Prospecting In Vitro Antioxidant and Photoprotective Properties of Rosmarinic Acid in a Sunscreen System Developed by QbD Containing Octyl p-Methoxycinnamate and Bemotrizinol, Cosmetics
  • 2022-01-15, Nanodelivery Strategies for Skin Diseases with Barrier Impairment: Focusing on Ceramides and Glucocorticoids, Nanomaterials
  • 2022-01-09, Microalgae as a Sustainable, Natural-Oriented and Vegan Dermocosmetic Bioactive Ingredient: The Case of Neochloris oleoabundans, Cosmetics
  • 2022-01-05, Influence of the Mixtures of Vegetable Oil and Vitamin E over the Microstructure and Rheology of Organogels, Gels
  • 2021-12-31, Single versus mixed edge activators in caffeine-loaded transfersomes: physicochemical and cytotoxicity assessment, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2021-11-13, Homemade Kefir Consumption Improves Skin Condition—A Study Conducted in Healthy and Atopic Volunteers, Foods
  • 2021-11-04, Probiotics in the gut-skin axis – the case of kefir, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2021-06-26, An Overview on Topical Administration of Carotenoids and Coenzyme Q10 Loaded in Lipid Nanoparticles, Antioxidants
  • 2021-05-11, Characterization of Kefir Produced in Household Conditions: Physicochemical and Nutritional Profile, and Storage Stability, Foods
  • 2021-04, Acceptability of kefir produced by fermentation of Portuguese milk with CIDCA AGK1 grains in a sample of Portuguese consumers, Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal
  • 2021-02-17, Skin impacts from exposure to ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and artificial lights – a review, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy
  • 2021-01, Ex vivo penetration analysis and anti-inflammatory efficacy of the association of ferulic acid and UV filters, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 2021, Bacterial nanocellulose-hyaluronic acid microneedle patches for skin applications: In vitro and in vivo evaluation, Materials Science and Engineering C
  • 2020-11-03, Analytical tools for urocanic acid determination in human samples: A review, Journal of Separation Science
  • 2020-11, Preliminary evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of different Hermetia illucens larvae extracts for application as a cosmetic ingredient, Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal
  • 2020-10, In vitro water resistance evaluation of a bioactive sunscreen containing distinct film/ barrier-forming agents, Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal
  • 2020-07-29, In vivo SPF from multifunctional sunscreen systems developed with natural compounds—A review, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
  • 2020-06-29, Bioactive Compounds from Hermetia Illucens Larvae as Natural Ingredients for Cosmetic Application, Biomolecules
  • 2020-06-10, Assessment of the Potential Skin Application of Plectranthus ecklonii Benth., Pharmaceuticals
  • 2020-04-26, Is the Botryococcus braunii Dry Biomass an Adjuvant for Anti-UVB Topical Formulations?, Scientia Pharmaceutica
  • 2020-02-13, Topical Drug Delivery Systems Based on Bacterial Nanocellulose: Accelerated Stability Testing, International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • 2020, Butyrospermum parkii butter increased the photostability and in vivo SPF of a molded sunscreen system, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
  • 2019-11-07, The Synergistic Behavior of Antioxidant Phenolic Compounds Obtained from Winemaking Waste’s Valorization, Increased the Efficacy of a Sunscreen System, Antioxidants
  • 2019-08-10, Ionic Liquid-Polymer Nanoparticle Hybrid Systems as New Tools to Deliver Poorly Soluble Drugs, Nanomaterials
  • 2019-06, Determination of relevant endpoints to evaluate the in vivo barrier function in cutaneous health, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2019-05-03, Another Reason for Using Caffeine in Dermocosmetics: Sunscreen Adjuvant, Frontiers in Physiology
  • 2019-04, Main features and applications of organogels in cosmetics, International Journal of Cosmetic Science
  • 2018-12, SPF enhancement provided by rutin in a multifunctional sunscreen, International Journal of Pharmaceutics
  • 2018-06, Influence of two choline-based ionic liquids on the solubility of caffeine, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2018, Safety and Antioxidant Efficacy Profiles of Rutin-Loaded Ethosomes for Topical Application, AAPS PharmSciTech
  • 2018, Evaluation of Industrial Sour Cherry Liquor Wastes as an Ecofriendly Source of Added Value Chemical Compounds and Energy, Waste and Biomass Valorization
  • 2018, Active ingredients, mechanisms of action and efficacy tests antipollution cosmetic and personal care products, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 2017-12, Permeation of Ionic Liquids through the skin, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2017-12, Carbohydrates in Ankistrodesmus braunii biomass cultivated in tubular photobioreactors, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2017-10-18, Efficiency of Nisin as Preservative in Cosmetics and Topical Products, Cosmetics
  • 2017, Choline- versus imidazole-based ionic liquids as functional ingredients in topical delivery systems: cytotoxicity, solubility, and skin permeation studies, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
  • 2017, About the in vivo quantitation of skin anisotropy, Skin Research and Technology
  • 2016-12, Novel 3D “active” representations of skin biomechanics, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2016-12, Comparison of sunscreens Containing Titanium Dioxide Alone Or In Association With Cocoa, Murumuru Or Cupuaçu Butters, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2016-10, Unsaponifiable matter from oil of green coffee beans: cosmetic properties and safety evaluation.
  • 2016, Stability and safety of quercetin-loaded cationic nanoemulsion: In vitro and in vivo assessments, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
  • 2016, Safety and efficacy evaluation of gelatin-based nanoparticles associated with UV filters, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
  • 2016, Rutin increases critical wavelength of systems containing a single UV filter and with good skin compatibility, Skin Research and Technology
  • 2016, Gelatin-based microspheres crosslinked with glutaraldehyde and rutin oriented to cosmetics, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 2016, Cutaneous biocompatible rutin-loaded gelatin-based nanoparticles increase the SPF of the association of UVA and UVB filters, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 2015-06, Photostabilization of sunscreens by incorporation of tea as the external phase, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2015-06, Cutiscan® - A new system of biomechanical evaluation of the skin in vivo - comparative study of use depending on the anatomical site, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2015, Study of the effect of epidermal overhydration by occlusion, on the skin biomechanical behaviour assessed in vivo with the systems Cutometer®, Reviscometer® and CutiScan®, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2015, Production and characterization of nanoparticles containing methanol extracts of Portuguese Lavenders, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
  • 2015, Novel insights for permeant lead structures through in vitro skin diffusion assays of Prunus lusitanica L., the Portugal Laurel
  • 2015, Integrated approach in the assessment of skin compatibility of cosmetic formulations with green coffee oil, International Journal of Cosmetic Science
  • 2015, Functional photostability and cutaneous compatibility of bioactive UVA sun care products, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B-Biology
  • 2014-12, Exploring human in vivo microcirculation with methyl nicotinate in different perfusion conditions, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2014, Zinc intake and serum levels in Portuguese women living in Lisbon area, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2014, Topical caffeine delivery using biocellulose membranes: a potential innovative system for cellulite treatment
  • 2014, Impact of stirring speed, glycerin and sodium chloride concentrations on photoprotective nanoemulsions
  • 2014, Design of polymeric nanoparticles and its applications as drug delivery systems for acne treatment, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
  • 2014, Bacterial cellulose membranes as transdermal delivery systems for diclofenac: In vitro dissolution and permeation studies
  • 2014, Avaliação das propriedades sensoriais de uma formulação cosmética contendo óleo de café verde
  • 2014, Aplicação de sub-produtos da “ginginha” de Óbidos em formulações tópicas: um estudo preliminar
  • 2013-06, Evaluation of the sensory properties of a cosmetic formulation containing green coffee oi, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2013-06, Application of Óbidos “Ginginha” by-products in topical formulations: Apreliminary study, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2013, Safety of green coffee oil in cosmetic formulations: From in vitro to clinical studies, Toxicology Letters
  • 2013, Influência de duas técnicas diferentes no tamanho e potencial zeta de nanopartículas de poli(D.L-láctico-co-glicólico)
  • 2013, Hydrocortisone-loaded poly(epsilon-caprolactone) nanoparticles for atopic dermatitis treatment, Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
  • 2013, Drug carriers for oral delivery of peptides and proteins: Accomplishments and future perspectives, Therapeutic Delivery
  • 2013, Avaliação da função de barreira da pele pela análise Bi-compartimental de medições dinâmincas da PTEA : validação de novas condições analíticas
  • 2012-12, Skin Barrier Function Evaluation by Bi-compartmental Analisys of TEWL Dynamical Measurements: Validation of New Analytical Conditions, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2012, In vitro and in vivo assessment of the effect of Laurus novocanariensis oil and essential oil in human skin, International Journal of Cosmetic Science
  • 2012, Bacterial cellulose membranes applied in topical and transdermal delivery of lidocaine hydrochloride and ibuprofen: In vitro diffusion studies
  • 2012, Evaluation of two barrier function modulation cosmetic formulations by dynamic tewl analysis
  • 2011-12, The influence of two different techniques on the particle size and zeta potencial of poly (D,L-Lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2011-06, Characterization of the efficacy of a moisturizer that restores the cutaneous barrier, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2011, Is there any barrier impairment in sensitive skin?: A quantitative analysis of sensitive skin by mathematical modeling of transepidermal water loss desorption curves, Skin Research and Technology
  • 2011, Biocellulose Membranes as Supports for Dermal Release of Lidocaine
  • 2010, Influência do sistema de libertação na permeação de uma molécula hidrofílica
  • 2010, Avaliação da função barreira da pele utilizando a modelação matemática das curvas de PTEA : diferenças relacionadas com o envelhecimento cutâneo
  • 2009, Assessment of moisturizers and barrier function restoration using dynamic methods, Skin Research and Technology
  • 2009, Acerca da medição da hidratação 'profunda' da pele
  • 2008, Estudo da acção de um creme hidratante através de métodos estáticos e dinâmicos
  • 2008, Avaliação da eficácia de um creme contendo ureia na função de barreira cutânea
  • 2007, Caracterização da pele infantil e dos produtos cosméticos destinados a esta faixa etária
  • 2006, Assessment of dry skin using dynamic methods, Journal of Applied Cosmetology
  • 2006, A celulite : caracterização funcional e revisão dos principais compostos utilizados na abordagem cosmetológica
  • 2005, Modeling TEWL-desorption curves: A new practical approach for the quantitative in vivo assessment of skin barrier, Experimental Dermatology
  • 2005, Estudo do comportamento de dois modelos de evaporimetros em condições de utilização controlada : Medições Estáticas e Dinâmicas In Vivo
  • 2005, Comparative assessment of the performance of two generations of Tewameter®: TM210 and TM300, International Journal of Cosmetic Science
  • 2003, Solvent effects in permeation assessed in vivo by skin surface biopsy, BMC Dermatology
  • 2003, In vivo study of the physiological impact of stratum corneum sampling methods, International Journal of Cosmetic Science
  • 2003, Effect of vehicle pretreatment on the flux, retention, and diffusion of topically applied penetrants in vitro, Pharmaceutical Research

Book chapter

  • 2020, UV-screening from microalgae, Handbook of Microalgae-Based Processes and Products, Elsevier
  • 2017, Regarding the quantification of the human skin barrier in Sensitive Skin Syndrome, Sensitive Skin Syndrome, Second, CRC Press
  • 2017, Human epidermal barrier may be quantitatively described by compartmental analysis of water dynamics


  • 2017, Dynamic quantification of the human skin barrier in sensitive skin syndrome, Rodrigues, L.M.; Silva, H.; Rosado, C.



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