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Front Chem. 2019 Nov 13;7:739. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00739. eCollection 2019.

Role of Nanotechnology for Design and Development of Cosmeceutical: Application in Makeup and Skin Care.

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Department of Chemical Process Engineering, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Centre of Lipid Engineering and Applied Research (CLEAR), Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industerial Research, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
SHE Empire Sdn. Bhd, Skudai, Malaysia.
School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.


Nanotechnology is an innovative area of science that includes the design, characterization, production, and application of materials, devices and systems by controlling shape and size at the nanometer scale (1-100 nm). Nanotechnology incorporation in cosmetic formulation is considered as the hottest and emerging technology available. Cosmetic manufacturers use nanoscale size ingredients to provide better UV protection, deeper skin penetration, long-lasting effects, increased color, finish quality, and many more. Micellar nanoparticles is one of the latest field applied in cosmetic products that becoming trending and widely commercialized in local and international markets. The ability of nanoemulsion system to form small micellar nanoparticles size with high surface area allowing to effectiveness of bioactive component transport onto the skin. Oil in water nanoemulsion is playing a major role as effective formulation in cosmetics such as make-up remover, facial cleanser, anti-aging lotion, sun-screens, and other water-based cosmetic formulations. The objective of this review is to critically discuss the properties, advantageous, and mechanism of micellar nanoparticles formation in nanoemulsion system. Therefore, present article introduce and discuss the specific benefits of nanoemulsion system in forming micellar nanoparticles for cosmetic formulation which become major factors for further development of micellar-based cosmetic segments.


cosmetics; emulsion; micelles; nanotechnology; skin care

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