Recent in Delivery (page 6 of 9)

Researchers Develop 'Dendrimersomes' for Cosmetic Delivery

Researchers from several establishments under the leadership of the University of Pennsylvania have developed nano-assemblies of Janus dendrimers, termed dendrimersomes, for the delivery of cosmetics, drugs, proteins and more.

Waterless Foam Patented for Active Delivery

Foamix Ltd. has received a patent (US Pat. 7,704,518) for its Hygroscopic and Waterless Breakable Foam. This patent, titled "Foamable vehicle and pharmaceutical compositions thereof," describes a pharmaceutical foam that is able to deliver a wide range of active agents to treat skin and body cavity conditions.

Spherical Beads for Active, Pigment, Fragrance Delivery

At In-Cosmetics in Paris, Induchem introduced spherical beads based on cellulose, sugars and pigments. Unispheres can be loaded with lipophilic actives, fragrances, glitter, shimmer or pigments.

It's a Small World

This issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine also looks within the nano-sized world to examine the benefits that tiny technologies can impart in personal care. Delivery is one benefit. While debate surrounds the depth to which they penetrate skin, nanomaterials are nonetheless believed by most experts to do so, to some degree.

Chitin Nanofibrils for Cosmetic Delivery

In the present article, the author explores the delivery capabilities of nanocrystal chitin nanofibrils. By establishing an ionic bond with water and forming complexes with various actives, this material can impart local or global activity and reach different levels of skin permeability to achieve variable cosmetic efficacy.

Dermatologist Promotes Sunscreen and Antiaging Benefits of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology can have positive affects on aesthetics, efficacy and delivery when formulated into skin care and sun care products, according to Adnan Nasir, MD, PhD, FAAD, a dermatologist and clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at the University of North Carolina.

Liposome Carriers for Standardized Extracts

Liposomes are effective penetration enhancers according to Cosmetochem, which is using them to carry standardized botanical extracts to the skin in its latest range.

Unilever Explores Transdermal Drug Delivery

BioChemics Inc. has entered into a research collaboration agreement with Unilever based on BioChemics' delivery technology.Unilever plans to utilize BioChemics proprietary topical delivery technology to deliver its compounds.

Clinical Relevance of Topical Active Delivery Systems in Cosmetics

Depending on a drug or cosmetic ingredient’s intended target, topical delivery systems are broadly categorized as either transdermal drug or dermal drug/cosmetic. Transdermal drug delivery (TDD) is the controlled release of drugs through intact skin to obtain therapeutic levels systematically and to affect specified targets for specific purposes such as contraception, among others.

Using Your Melon

While the articles in this issue of C&T magazine span several topics, they all share something in common: innovators with fresh approaches to formulating. Now that’s using your melon.

Cosmetic Carriers for Visual Effect

Induchem AG has introduced cosmetic carriers comprised of lactose or mannitol, cellulose, HPMC and pigments of synthetic or mineral origin that are loaded with an active cosmetic ingredient. The spheres are available in two size ranges, 500 – 900 µm and 1000 – 1500 µm.

Delivering Actives to Skin with Bar Soap

The bar features encapsulated salicylic acid and encapsulated hyaluronic acid. The salicylic acid helps to treat acne while the hyaluronic acid was incorporated to smooth wrinkles and fine lines.