Thanks to the breakthrough innovations and latest technology, you can enjoy your humble moisturiser all the more better as the ingredients formulated in skin care and beauty products are made a thousand times smaller than what you used to have. Though some may be skeptical with the news, the benefits are indeed unbeatable. Read more.
The scientist has come to the conclusion that the key for better absorption of creams (as well as other topical applications) is to make them super smaller, up to the nanoscale. Plus they also have identified key points that are essential to boost the nano-sized particles’ ability to penetrate into the skin, a lot better.
Nanoparticles, so small that they can be as 100,000 times a lot smaller than the thickness of your hair and skin, are not only meant that the ingredients will be absorbed better, but they can also be delivered in a more concentered manner, localised, and certainly more efficient than before.
But wait? What about other ingredients (especially in makeup products) that are meant to stay on the outside? Will they be absorbed as well?
That’s where more studies are needed to rule them out; though initial findings are positive, more research is needed as there are different factors that needs to be considered when talking about these teeny particles get into your skin – and we certainly don’t want any that can produce side effects if it’s possible!
A standard rule is warranted; hence the team has expanded their research by measuring changes and manipulating certain factors when it’s related with your skin. For example, the shape, overall function, and the size are thought to be important characteristics regarding the rate and interaction of nanoparticles to your skin.
For example, a nanoparticle shaped like a rod and are positively charged, are found to be effective at penetrating multiple layers of the skin than other shapes and sizes, and they become more efficient if they’re coated with cell-penetrating peptides, as far as into the dermis layer.
In essence, by knowing which element can be manipulated and absorbed, we can create a formula that allows the necessary ingredients to absorb into your skin, while leaving others stay on the outside – this rule is true, especially for makeup products.
Certainly sounds promising, and honestly I’m convinced that the research will be finalised in a matter of time, as well as the FDA will give their thumbs up on this matter (currently major companies have ban the use of nanoparticles in their products while waiting for the approval).