Inorganic Nanoparticles in Cosmetics

T. P. Vinod, Raz Jelinek

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Abstract

Inorganic nanomaterials of different chemical compositions and morphologies have been applied in cosmetic products due to their size- and shape-dependent properties which can improve the performance of the products. This chapter discusses the application of inorganic nanoparticles in cosmetic products with an emphasis on the characteristic features of nanoparticles suitable for cosmetic applications. In particular, applications of inorganic nanoparticles as UV filters and antimicrobial materials are discussed in detail with a basic overview of the fundamental scientific basis related to these applications. Types of nanoparticles used in commercial cosmetic products are enlisted, reflecting the range of applications and property modifications. Applications of inorganic nanoparticles in cosmetic formulations as active components and nanocarriers are also discussed along with relevant examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanocosmetics
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Ideas to Products
EditorsJean Cornier, Cornelia M. Keck, Marcel Van de Voorde
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages29-46
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030165734
ISBN (Print)9783030165727
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial nanoparticles
  • Cosmetics
  • Inorganic nanoparticles
  • Nanoparticles
  • Sunscreens
  • UV filters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering
  • General Medicine
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering

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