• Skincare ingredients

    Microsilver

    Silver is an old anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antibiotic which has been used for many years to treat infections and diseases. It is an effective skincare active that supports people suffering from atopic dermatitis, acne, rosacea and other skin conditions. How do Silver particles work against bacteria & fungus?Typically the higher bacterial load is found in the skin-folds & close to the hair follicle so when a product containing silver is applied to the skin, the silver particles stick to the skin-folds and hair start releasing positive silver ions and these positive ions inactivate the structures on the bacterial surface and kill the microorganisms. The great thing about silver ions is…

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    Oleosome Technology: An advanced delivery system

    What are Oleosomes?Oleosomes are micron-sized droplets which are naturally present in some plant seeds; they act as reservoirs to hold the plant oil and vitamin E. Oleosomes consist of a core of triglyceride oil, surrounded by a phospholipid monolayer with an oleosin protein coat; this protein coat makes oleosomes very unique and efficient emulsifiers. The remarkable properties of these natural oleosomes have generated a lot of interest to extract and incorporate them in skincare products and take advantage of their sophisticated structure.ย  The Oleosome TechnologyOleosome technology is the next-generation encapsulation system. Through a large scale process in the lab they extract and isolate intact oleosome structures from plant seeds. These…