Liposomes and Nanosomes
Liposomes are nanoparticles that imitate the phospholipids that make up the cell membrane, the intercellular substance and the content of our cells. They were originally developed for the medical field to deliver drugs to the blood system and are now used in the cosmetic industry because of their excellent tranportation capabilities and their capability for breaking down within the cell membranes once they have delivered the essential substances. Because of their structure (namely a water head and oily tails) they are accepted readily by the skin and can in fact treat the skin at the basal layer (where the new cells are created). Liposomes are able to transport valuable ingredients such as vitamins A, E, C, Biotin and D-Panthenol into the skin to where it is needed. Multilayer Liposomes are the most effective means of transporting essential ingredients into the skin.
Always be sure to use Liposomes or Multilayer Liposomes together with products that are free of chemical preservatives, chemical sunscreens, animal derivatives, fragrance and colorants as these unwelcome elements will also be transported into the skin by the liposomes and may cause dermatitis, allergies, aging, hormonal disturbances, acne and even cancer. Liposomes consist of two layers of water heads and two layers of fatty tails.
Consist of on row of water heads and one row of fatty tails. They are therefore smaller than Liposomes and can (for cosmetic purposes) penetrate to the Dermis. They are an excellent delivery system because as well as bein able to penetrate deep into the skin, they can resist the cells defence systems but can nonetheless influence cell processes. Once having penetrated into the skin they can integrate themselves into larger molecules. Just as with Liposomes they should only be used in and with products that do not contain chemical preservatives, chemical sunscreens, animal derivatives, fragrance and colorants as these unwelcome elements will also be transported into the skin by the nanosomes and may cause dermatitis, allergies, aging, hormonal disturbances, acne and even cancer.
Both Liposomes and Mamosomes should only be used with skin compatible or skin identical ingredients.