Nano Technology In Cosmetic Product Development

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Nano Technology In Cosmetic Product Development

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Introduction to new age formulation for Cosmetics

By manipulating form and size at the Nanoscale, nanotechnology is a cutting-edge field of science that covers the design, characterization, manufacturing, and application of materials, devices, and systems. The newest and most advanced technology currently accessible is the inclusion of nanotechnology in a cosmetic composition.

Nanoscale-sized chemicals are used in cosmetic formulations to deliver benefits such as enhanced UV protection, deeper skin penetration, long-lasting effects, greater color, higher finish quality, and many more.

One of the newest technologies used in beauty goods is called micellar nanoparticles, and it is quickly gaining popularity and is being extensively distributed in both domestic and foreign markets. The capacity of nanoemulsion technology to create tiny, highly surface-area micellar nanoparticles allows for the efficient delivery of bioactive ingredients to the skin.

 Oil in water nanoemulsion is an important component of many water-based cosmetic formulations, including sunscreens, face cleansers, anti-aging lotions, and makeup removers. In order for better cosmetic product development, the Pepgras Food research lab hopes to critically evaluate micellar nanoparticle creation in nanoemulsion systems.

Techniques for Formulating Micellar Nanoparticles in Nanoemulsion

Cosmetics are “particles designed to be applied to human bodies or any portion thereof for washing, beautifying, enhancing attractiveness, or modifying the look,” according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Cosmeceuticals are well-known in the beauty product developer as cosmetic products infused with physiologically active ingredients that have therapeutic advantages for improving human appearance.[2]

Cosmeceutical product development  bridge the gap between cosmetic product development and medicines. cosmetic research and development focuses on formulation differently for the skin, body, and hair in order to address a variety of conditions, including skin aging, hair damage, dryness, dark spots, and pigmentation.

In order to create micellar nanoparticles in a nanoemulsion system, there are a number of emulsification techniques that may be divided into two groups: high-energy techniques and low-energy approaches. A high-pressure homogenizer, an ultrasonicator, and a microfluidizer are only a few of the mechanical forces needed for the high-energy emulsification approach. Additionally, the low-energy method uses spontaneous emulsification techniques as well as phase inversion temperature (PIT) and composition (PIC). The most often reported emulsification method for creating micellar nanoparticles by nanoemulsion in the cosmetic product development companies is the high-energy approach. Meanwhile, due to its energy-saving method and the fact that it is a less harmful procedure for labile bioactive ingredients, the use of low-energy emulsification techniques has lately increased significantly.

Commercial Cosmetic Products Using Micellar Nanoparticles

Micellar nanoparticle-based cosmetic product development are gaining popularity in many different product categories. This nanotechnology is being used by several national and international businesses as a cutting-edge strategy to provide high quality and efficacy of their cosmetic goods. As a viable vehicle for the controlled delivery system of cosmeceuticals, micellar nanoparticles loaded with bioactive components are being created using the nanoemulsion system.

A straightforward procedure to produce a submicron emulsion containing micellar nanoparticles of a bioactive component gave rise to the Nanogel, the Tri-k industries product [3]. The key advantages of the commercially available gel are reduced skin water loss, increased synthesis of new skin cells, and easy active component penetration. These qualities have been touted as advantageous for the sunscreen, moisturizing, and anti-aging formulation for cosmetics in the  market. Additionally, it was mentioned that it aids in giving skin care formulas a pleasant after-application sensation.

Ability to provide no sticky, creaming, or sedimentation after applying cosmetics. The mechanism involved in the creation of micellar nanoparticles in a nanoemulsion system was reviewed by the authors in this paper. An appropriate hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) value of the surfactant and a greater degree of surface charge among surfactant aggregations can be used to successfully create small micellar nanoparticles. Additionally, micellar nanoparticles have been created in a nanoemulsion system using high- and low-energy emulsification processes.

The creation process for smaller micellar nanoparticles and their use in commercial beauty products. Additionally, it shows how the use of nanotechnology in a variety of cosmetic markets has enormous promise. It is suggested that other industries, such as food and pharmaceuticals, use the effective nanoemulsion delivery technology seen in formulation for cosmetics.

Challenges Of Cosmeceutical Product Development

Nanosomes, liposomes, fullerenes, solid lipid nanoparticles, and other forms of nanomaterials are used in cosmetic product development. Concerns about the safety of these nanocosmetics have recently been raised, which has compelled the cosmetic product development companies to restrict the use of nanotechnology in cosmetic product development and to enforce rules requiring them to go through a thorough safety review before they are put on the market. In this assessment, attention is placed on the various cosmetic companies’ usage of different types of nanomaterials, the possible hazards these materials pose to both human life and the environment, and any restrictions that have been implemented or may be implemented to address these concerns.


In the modern world, the utilization of engineered nanomaterials has increased. With its improved qualities, it has also attracted the attention of the cosmetic industry. They are switching their attention from cosmeceuticals to nano cosmeceuticals by incorporating nanotechnology into most of their manufacturing processes. However, there is a lot of worry about the safety of these nanocosmetics for both humans and the environment.


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  3. Lu, P. J., Huang, S. C., Chen, Y. P., Chiueh, L. C., & Shih, D. Y. C. (2015). Analysis of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles in cosmetics. Journal of food and drug analysis, 23(3), 587-594.
  4. Choi, C. H., Kim, J., Nam, J. O., Kang, S. M., Jeong, S. G., & Lee, C. S. (2014). Microfluidic design of complex emulsions. ChemPhysChem, 15(1), 21-29.
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