One of the main reasons to use microencapsulation is to increase the stability of active substances in order to maintain their efficacy and safety. The microencapsulation provides adequate protection against many degrading factors, such as heat, light, moisture, or incompatibility with other ingredients during production, storage and application of the final product. In addition, microencapsulation solves the problem of perfume’ high fragrance volatility, thereby prolonging its lifetime.
Microencapsulation also masks the unpleasant smell of some active substances offering the potential for a cosmetic industry to extend the range of ingredients.
Most active substances don’t penetrate to deeper layers of the skin and stay on the surface. Microencapsulation can improve the skin penetration of active ingredients.
Another advantage of our advanced microencapsulation technology is to release the active ingredients at the right time and the right place optimising the cosmetics’ efficiency. Released upon contact with skin, for example, by rubbing, the active ingredients reach the target zone, skin or hair, in a controlled manner. For example, deodorants can be designed in a way that their action is increased during the period of excessive perspiration. Antifungal and antibacterial microcapsules can be added to prevent the opportunistic activity of these microorganisms. We create innovative cosmetics and personal care products.
A similar effect can be applied to UV filters – they become activated when the sun exposure is increased. For perfume, a slow-release mechanism allows fragrances to be released over a more extended period of time. Alternatively, they can be released upon mechanical action (“scratch and sniff” perfume).
Made from fully biodegradable, hypoallergenic polymers, our microcapsules can be used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products, including those destined for very sensitive skin.
These are just a few examples of innovative cosmetics. There is a wide range of other possible applications.