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Special Delivery: Clay Nanotubes for Skin
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: February 29, 2008, from the March 2008 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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The company has yet to conduct safety or efficacy tests on halloysite nanotubes used in personal care formulas. Fleischer, however, believes the materials to be safe because of their origin. “Our clay tubes have the same chemical composition as kaolin, which has been used in personal care products and was approved many years ago for ingestion when it was formulated into Kaopectatea,” stated Fleischer.
Moving forward, the company will investigate nanotube applications in personal care and it currently is seeking partnerships to do so. “I think there is great opportunity for nanotubes in personal care,” said Fleischer. “The potential exists to develop some very successful products.”