Synthesis and Applications of Semiconductor Nanostructures

Nanostructures for Cosmetics and Medicine

Author(s): Baby and Saurabh Gupta * .

Pp: 202-215 (14)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080117123040014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The application of various nanoparticles and nanotechnology in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals is an interesting area of research and development. The use of nanotechnology has also emerged as an important tool for gene manipulations, diagnosis of several diseases along with improvement in treatment efficacy. This chapter has emphasized the use of nano-materials in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals globally with associated legislation in different countries. More than 100 different products have been listed and discussed with their uses in different fields along with associated concerns. 

Keywords: Nanotechnology, Nano-carriers, Nano-cosmetics, Nano-pharmaceuticals.

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