Optimizing Skin Delivery

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: Joel L. Zatz, Rutgers
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Keywords: skin care | active ingredients | delivery | testing | product development

Abstract: For best skin-care product performance, formulators should optimize delivery of actives to the skin by identifying and focusing on the target site using appropriate delivery technology. Part of the Series: Skin Delivery 2000.

The success of products containing AHAs has inaugurated a new era in skin care technology. The products themselves are doing well in the marketplace, but that's not the whole story. Through advertising, magazine articles, Internet chat and personal experience, the public has become aware of the importance of a specific group of "active" ingredients that bring about a positive response in the skin. A corollary is the expectation that additional active compounds will be introduced, leading to additional benefits in the properties and appearance of the skin. The performance standard for modern skin products is inching upward, and effective ingredients are leading the way in meeting ever more demanding consumer expectations.