Our innovative biocompatible microcontainer films can be used for cosmetic products. For example, they can be applied to coat face masks to achieve the slow release of encapsulated substances, thereby, bringing their performance to the next level.
Small molecules leak too fast from cosmetic masks reducing their effectiveness and requiring increased doses of substances. The current delivery of active compounds into the skin is highly ineffective and the existing solutions to mitigate this problem, such as liposomal creams and facial masks, suffer from instability (lowering shelf-life and effectiveness) and high production costs.
Our technology solves these problems. It can be used for creating controlled substance-eluting patterned microcontainer coatings that can be made of biocompatible polymers and loaded with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, ceramides, etc. (loading up to 100 μg/cm2). The microcontainer films will ensure the slower and gentler release of active compounds which results in increased effectiveness. The proper choice of polymers can improve the bioavailability of encapsulated substances, which is critical for many cosmetic applications.