What is the role of liposomes in cosmetics?
Liposomes are microscopic spheres with and aqueous centre and surrounding by layers of lipids.
They were develop by Dr Bangham in 1965 with the purpose of carrying drugs, vaccines and other substances to the body. We can find them as well, in the name of "nanospheres" or "micelles".
Cosmetic companies are starting to advertise their new inclusion of liposomes in skin care skin products.
Despite the fact that companies often advertise them in their new skincare lines, many people aren't sure what they are, or why they should care.
The first cosmetic product containing this skin care ingredient was made in 1986. From there many more products containing micelles have been created.
In cosmetic formulations they are used as a delivery system, carrying active ingredients present in cosmetic products, to the deeper layers of the epidermis where they are absorbed in the places that are most needed.
The ease of absorption that comes with these spheres increases the effectiveness of skincare products, and it also reduces the price of ingredients.
The effectiveness of this ingredient in cosmetics varies depending on size and amount.
In today's skin care, smaller liposomes are used, so they can enter deeper into the skin and deliver the active ingredients for longer.
Nanospheres are microscopic fragments used to deliver ingredients into the deep layers of the skin.
To achieve this, cosmetic companies need to manipulate materials at the atomic level; this is called "nanotechnology".
Some of their benefits include:
If you want to try a great product with liposomes check the top rated Anti-Aging System Absolute Day Cream by Annemarie Borlind with antioxidants and botanical oils.
UPDATE - An study by the University of Southern Denmark found that liposomes break down when in contact with the skin and therefore are unable to penetrate the skin. Some experts disagree with this. Make your own mind by reading this article.
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