Special Issue "Nanoparticles in Cosmetics: Applications, Challenges and Perspectives"

A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Lucia Montenegro
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Guest Editor
Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, I-95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: lipid nanoparticles; nanocarriers; topical drug delivery; brain drug delivery; percutaneous absorption; prodrugs; cosmetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of nanotechnology has led to nanoparticles becoming a part of every-day products, including cosmetics. Safety issues concerning the use of nanoparticles in cosmetic products have been and are still widely debated. Nevertheless, at present, nanoparticles consisting of inorganic or organic materials are key components of a great variety of cosmetic formulations, ranging from make-up to sunscreen products.
In particular, nanoparticles based on biocompatible lipids have been proposed as delivery systems for cosmetic ingredients due to the favorable features of these nanocarriers, such as their ability to protect the payload from degradation, to improve skin targeting and topical bioavailability, as well as to positively influence texture and skin feel of the resulting formulations. Consequently, nanoparticle properties such as size, composition, and interaction with the skin and its appendages have received a great deal of attention in the cosmetic fields. Investigations on such nanoparticle properties would provide valuable information to address the safety and efficacy issues related to this nanotechnological tool in the design and development of cosmetic formulations.
Therefore, authors are encouraged to contribute research articles and reviews addressing all aspects of nanoparticle use in the cosmetic field, involving both their current and potential applications and their future perspectives.

Prof. Lucia Montenegro
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cosmetics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nanoparticles
  • nanocarriers
  • safety
  • cosmetic formulations
  • nanotechnology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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