Role of Nanotechnology in Skin Remedies

  • Lipika Ray
  • K. C. Gupta


Cosmeceutical-based industries are the fast-growing field, and nanotechnology played an important role in cosmeceutical growth. Nanotechnology-based cosmeceuticals have more advantages over traditional products. Nanotechnology offers different varieties of products with enhanced bioavailability of active component which increase visual look of cosmeceutical products for a longer period of time. Its application covers a wide range of cosmeceutical products ranging from photoaging, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, hair, etc. However, augmented demands of nanotechnology in cosmetic industry have prominent apprehension regarding the plausible diffusion of nanoparticles in the dipper skin, thus possible side effects to the human skin. Herein, a brief overview of the various novel nanocarriers for cosmeceuticals like liposomes, nanoemulsions, dendrimers, solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs), inorganic nanoparticles, nanocrystals, etc., nanoparticle-based cosmeceutical products existing in the marketplace, possible health hazards caused by nanoparticles on exposure of nano-based cosmetics, and the recent regulatory rules applied to avoid the nanotoxicity are described.


Nanotechnology Cosmeceuticals Nanocarrier Skin care 



LR gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by Young Scientist Grant (SB/FT/CS-034/2013) (GAP-0206), Department of Science and Technology (DST-SERB), New Delhi, India, and CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow, for providing facility and support.

Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lipika Ray
    • 1
  • K. C. Gupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics DivisionCSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) and Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE)Indian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia

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