Liposomes, small fat capsules that are often added to beauty products for improving skin's appearance, can’t be trusted for the same, says a recent study. A research conducted at the University of Southern Denmark suggests that liposomes don’t transport themselves deep into the skin, and thus not capable of transporting active ingredients deep into the skin.
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The research exposed the phony claims of beauty products who say liposomes release active ingredients so that they can alter the skin's structure by rejuvenating and smoothing the skin. The research panel used the technique RICS (Raster Imaging Correlation Spectroscopy) to see the working of liposomes. It was found that liposomes get destroyed before they enter the skin or very soon after. Moreover, on its destruction, liposome spills its cargo of active ingredients.
Liposomes are not the efficient carriers for transdermal delivery. The human skin is designed to prevent external components to enter the human body. It is natural, that it also prevents liposomes to enter, said professor Luis Bagatolli from Membrane Biophysics and Biophotonics Group/MEMPHYS Center for Biomembrane Physics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark.
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