What is it about?
We make Lutein-loaded NLCs for topical delivery for enhanced sun protection. Lutein NLC was dispersed in gel to obtain a product with cosmetic appeal and capable of protecting skin from photodamage. The use of NLC in sunscreen compositions with a high sun protection factor (SPF) is relatively a new breakthrough.
Photo by danilo.alvesd on Unsplash
Why is it important?
The tiny size allows for intimate contact with the stratum corneum increasing drug penetration into the skin. Increased skin moisture is also seen due to the occlusive characteristics of lipid nanoparticles. Following NLC application, skin moisture causes a decrease in coenocyte packing and an increase in the size of coenocyte gaps. This will aid percutaneous absorption and drug penetration into the deeper layers of the skin.
Read the Original
This page is a summary of: Development of NLC- based Sunscreen Gel of Lutein and its in-vitro and
ex-vivo Characterisation, Drug Delivery Letters, March 2023, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/2210303113666221227145210.
You can read the full text:
The following have contributed to this page