Encapsula NanoScience’s moisturization formulations all contain one specific ingredient, cholesterol. Cholesterol is one of the most studied naturally occurring organic compounds. It has several important biological functions such as contributing to the fluidity and/or rigidity or human cell membranes. When cholesterol is applied to cosmetics it reduces the separation of liquid and oil components increasing the average viscosity of the cosmetic product. Cholesterol also acts as an skin-conditioning agent partly because it is required to build and maintain cell membranes.
Studies have shown that cholesterol, when applied to the skin, reduces the amount of moisture lost by up to 33%. The proliposome technology used in the moisturization formulations will help cholesterol penetrate the skin cells more readily and cause an increase in moisture retention.
Encapsula’s moisturization formulations include the hydrogenated Cosmesome line as well as the unsaturated Dermasome line. The proliposome formulations offer the consumer a creative alternative to their current cosmetic go to’s. With the addition of water the proliposomes can be turned into customizable liposomes with not only beauty benefits but also numerous health benefits.