Innovative technology paves the way for active
substances to penetrate deep into the skin
Solution – Innovative carrier systemWith Clariant’s newly developed VitiSpheres® technology, active cosmetic substances are able to penetrate deep into the skin. Unlike other carrier systems, such as liposomes, VitiSpheres® does not disintegrate, for example when blended into a cream, but hold the active ingredient firmly inside themselves, until they are applied to the skin. Only then the casing slowly dissolves, and the active substance penetrates the deep layers of the skin. There are two variations on this technology: for oil-soluble active ingredients (such as Tocopherol, Retinol, etc.) and also for water-soluble substances (such as Vitamin C).
ENSURES LONG-TERM PROTECTION OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
SMART ENCAPSULATION TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGHLY EFFICIENT ACTIVE INGREDIENTSThe VitiSpheres® technology newly developed by Clariant uses ball-shaped structures to carry active ingredients – »spheres« – which contain the oil or water-soluble active substance inside them. As soon as the spheres reach the skin, they form an ultra-thin film on the surface. This film prevents what is known as transepidermal water loss (TEWL), the evaporation of water from the top layer of the skin. The water remaining in the skin then becomes somewhat »trapped«, and increases the gap between the lipid membranes. As the viscosity of the layer enveloping the spheres reduces, the oil-soluble active ingredients contained can now combine with the lipids (fats) incorporated in the skin, and penetrate deeper into the skin. Following the natural tendency of the cells to balance out differences in concentration, the oil-soluble lipids move automatically from the highly-concentrated environment of the spheres into the deep layers of the skin.
MAKES SKIN CARE PRODUCTS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE
The protected active substance
can be retrieved in a formulation
Can be used for various active
substances such as tocopherol,
retinol, vitamin C, etc.
EASE OF FORMULATION
Stable incorporation into an existing
formulation without additional
equipment or extra process steps