What is LIPOSOME and its role in skin care?

Liposomes are used to encapsulate substances and improve penetration into the skin. They are small vesicles whose structure resembles that of a cell membrane. In a word, it is a useful method of delivery of skin care products. Read and learn more about Liposome.


Sphere-shaped vesicles called liposomes consist of one or more phospholipid bilayers. These vesicles are created when amphiphilic lipids come into contact with an aqueous environment and form phospholipid bilayers that surround an internal aqueous volume. The structure of phospholipids is as follows: at one end of the molecule are the hydrophilic heads (yellow) and at the other end (black) the hydrophobic chains and the molecules automatically aggregate and align as a bilayer. Both hydrophilic and lipophilic substances can be transported in liposomes.

What is its role in skin care?

The best-known type of liposomes are spherical phospholipid-based vesicles with an aqueous core that can be used as a delivery vehicle and can even help active ingredients pass through the stratum corneum and be transported to deeper layers of the skin. ‘epidermis. They are more easily used and needed there. Liposomes are a useful method to improve the stability of active substances as well as the dermal absorption of cosmetic compounds. Additionally, it improves skin bioavailability, skin targeting, and skin hydration, while protecting skin cells from external stressors including sweat and sunlight. These capabilities of liposomes have already been applied to cosmetics, including moisturizers, hair shampoos, creams, lotions, and more.

Donovan B. Sanford