Special Issue "Lipid Nanoparticles in Cosmetic Dermal Products"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Eliana B. Souto
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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Patricia Severino
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Guest Editor
Dr. Anđelka Kovačević
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Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Jena, Germany
Interests: nanoparticles; nanoemulsions; drug delivery; poorly soluble drugs; encapsulation; excipients; drug targeting; dermal bioavailability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the introduction of the liposomes (Capture by Dior) onto the cosmetic market in the middle of the 1980s, the cosmetic industry has been waiting for a new efficient cosmetic carrier system.

Lipid nanoparticles with a solid particle matrix derived from o/w emulsions by simply replacing the liquid lipid (oil) with a solid lipid were introduced thirty years ago, and since then, they have been studied intensively for dermal application, both in pharmaceutical and cosmetic uses. These particles exhibit many favorable features for dermal application of cosmetics, i.e., enhancement of chemical stability of actives, film formation (“invisible patch”), occlusive properties, increase in skin hydration, modified release, excellent tolerability, repair and re-enforcement of the natural skin barrier, and protection against UV and IR radiation, among many other benefits. The positive features of lipid nanoparticles have led to the market introduction of a number of cosmetic products.

This Special Issue aims to cover different aspects of lipid nanoparticles and will include papers describing the design, preparation, and characterization of these carrier systems, recent advances, and technological challenges alongside examples of several cosmetic actives and cosmetic products on the market.

Prof. Dr. Eliana B. Souto
Prof. Dr. Patricia Severino
Dr. Anđelka Kovačević
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Lipid nanoparticles
  • Dermal application
  • Cosmetics
  • Cosmeceutics
  • Dermocosmetics

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Antifungal Effect of Liposomal α-Bisabolol and When Associated with Fluconazole
Cosmetics 2021, 8(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics8020028 - 02 Apr 2021
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Fungal pathologies caused by the genus Candida have increased in recent years due to the involvement of immunosuppressed people and the advance of resistance mechanisms acquired by these microorganisms. Liposomes are nanovesicles with lipid bilayers in which they store compounds. α-Bisabolol is a [...] Read more.
Fungal pathologies caused by the genus Candida have increased in recent years due to the involvement of immunosuppressed people and the advance of resistance mechanisms acquired by these microorganisms. Liposomes are nanovesicles with lipid bilayers in which they store compounds. α-Bisabolol is a sesquiterpene with proven biological activities, and in this work it was tested alone in liposomes and in association with Fluconazole in vitro to evaluate the antifungal potential, Fluconazole optimization, and virulence inhibitory effect in vitro. Antifungal assays were performed against standard strains of Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, and Candida krusei by microdilution to identify the IC50 values and to obtain the cell viability. The Minimum Fungicidal Concentration (MFC) was performed by subculturing on the solid medium, and at their subinhibitory concentration (Matrix Concentration (MC): 16,384 µg/mL) (MC/16), the compounds, both isolated and liposomal, were associated with fluconazole in order to verify the inhibitory effect of this junction. Tests to ascertain changes in morphology were performed in microculture chambers according to MC concentrations. Liposomes were characterized from the vesicle size, polydispersity index, average Zeta potential, and scanning electron microscopy. The IC50 value of the liposomal bisabolol associated with fluconazole (FCZ) was 2.5 µg/mL against all strains tested, revealing a potentiating effect. Liposomal bisabolol was able to potentiate the effect of fluconazole against the CA and CT strains by reducing its concentration and completely inhibiting fungal growth. α-Bisabolol in liposomal form inhibited the morphological transition in all strains tested at a concentration of MC/8. The liposomes were homogeneous, with vesicles with diameters of 203.8 nm for the liposomal bisabolol and a surface charge potential of −34.2 mV, conferring stability to the nanosystem. Through scanning microscopy, the spherical shapes of the vesicles were observed. Full article
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Design, Preparation, and Characterization of Effective Dermal and Transdermal Lipid Nanoparticles: A Review
Cosmetics 2021, 8(2), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics8020039 - 18 May 2021
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Limited permeability through the stratum corneum (SC) is a major obstacle for numerous skin care products. One promising approach is to use lipid nanoparticles as they not only facilitate penetration across skin but also avoid the drawbacks of conventional skin formulations. This review [...] Read more.
Limited permeability through the stratum corneum (SC) is a major obstacle for numerous skin care products. One promising approach is to use lipid nanoparticles as they not only facilitate penetration across skin but also avoid the drawbacks of conventional skin formulations. This review focuses on solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs), nanostructured lipid nanocarriers (NLCs), and nanoemulsions (NEs) developed for topical and transdermal delivery of active compounds. A special emphasis in this review is placed on composition, preparation, modifications, structure and characterization, mechanism of penetration, and recent application of these nanoparticles. The presented data demonstrate the potential of these nanoparticles for dermal and transdermal delivery. Full article
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