Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
A review on nanotechnology in cosmetics
Dr. Sirisha Mittapally and Amtul Aziz Afnan
Nanotechnology is the technology, that deals with the particles of size less than 100nm. It is a combined field of Chemistry, Electronics, Biology, Materials science, chemistry and Engineering. It is the fastest growing area for the maintenance of skin health as well as for diagnosis and management of cutaneous diseases. Nanotechnology is applied for manufacturing of materials, electronic chips, for medical diagnosis and healthcare, biotechnology, space exploration, textiles, sports equipment, etc. However, use of nanotechnology in cosmetics is not new and has been introduced since 1961 with the advent of liposome technology used to market some moisturising creams. This widespread influence of nanotechnology in the cosmetic industries is due to enhanced properties that are attained by the particles at nano levels including color, transparency, solubility etc. Its progress will also give opportunity for cosmetic industry to develop new bio compatible and bio degradable products and will yield products of better quality.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sirisha Mittapally, Amtul Aziz Afnan. A review on nanotechnology in cosmetics. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):668-671.