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Nutricosmetic Launch to Utilize Nano-sized Plant Sterols
Posted: January 16, 2008
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Similar to hair cell complexes, intercellular lipids in the skin consist of ceramide, fatty acid and cholesterol, and since plant sterols resemble cholesterol, supplying plant sterol to damaged stratum corneum or aged skin in which the lamellar structure is broken can strengthen its barrier. In addition, the molecule size of these nano-scale plant sterols (300nm) enables them to pass through the epidermal layer and assist formation of lamellar structure internally.