Current Application of Lipid- and Surfactant-based Vesicles for Cosmeceuticals: A Review

Author(s): Tzung-Han Chou

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 16 , Issue 12 , 2015

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Skincare products with multiple beneficial functions are currently of great interest to most cosmeceutical consumers in the world, which provides a strong driving force for the search of new bio-active ingredients. Along with the development of cosmeceuticals, seeking the efficient delivery systems to convey these active substances to the human skin has also gained increasing attention in the field of research and development. In order to elevate the delivery efficacy of cosmetics/drugs, colloidal carriers such as vesicles, nano/micro-emulsions, and nano/micro-particles have been widely developed. This review focuses on the recent investigations of lipid- and surfactant-based vesicles for cosmeceutical applications. Categories, preparation methods, physicochemical characteristics, and safety and efficacy evaluations of lipid- and surfactant-based vesicles capable of delivering cosmeceuticals are discussed in this review.

Keywords: Cosmeceuticals, physicochemical characteristics, preparation methods, safety and efficacy evaluations, vesicles.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 07 September, 2015
Page: [1035 - 1044]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1389201016666150907113849
Price: $65

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