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Nanotechnology in Cosmetics and Skin Care: 

Opportunities and Challenges 

Nanotechnology is the science of manipulating atoms and molecules in the nanoscale - 80,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. The world market for products that contain nanomaterials is expected to reach $2.4 trillion by 2020. The use of nanotechnology has stretched across various streams of science, from medicine to cosmetics by taking the name of nanocosmetics. This widespread influence of nanotechnology in the cosmetic industries is due to the enhanced properties attained by the particles at the nano level including color, transparency, solubility etc. The different types of nanomaterials employed in cosmetics include nanosomes, liposomes, fullerenes, solid lipid nanoparticles etc. Nanotechnology is an innovative science that includes the design, characterization, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling shape and size at the nanometer scale, which covers the size range from 1 nanometer to 100 nanometer (nm), where 1 nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter. It is not news to cosmetic companies that nanotechnology is the way of the future and is considered as the hottest and emerging technology available.
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Bayrouti Laboratories Nanotechnology is built-in to the products during the manufacturing process to provide best-in-class or first-in-class, luxury skin care products, better joint pain relief gel/cream, and triple-action silicone gel/cream/liquid and sheet scars repair for injury, stitches, surgery, a greater UV protection, deeper skin penetration, long-lasting effects, increased color and finish quality etc. The global market for cosmetics using Nanotechnology is projected to reach an estimated to reach $2.3 billion by 2020. This widespread use of nanoscale materials in cosmetics is due to the fact that these nanoparticles obtain newer properties which differ from the large-scale particles. These altered properties include color, transparency, solubility and chemical reactivity, making the nanomaterials attractive to the cosmetics and personal care industries.