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All You Need To Know About Nanoparticles


Many researchers are recommending not to use nanoparticles. They are harmful for the environment & can seriously damage your health & the health of your family. We have researched this area extensively. We recommend and sell skin products, cosmetics, and sunscreen that do not contain Nanoparticles or other toxic ingredients.

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The Pros And The Cons For The Use Of Nanoparticles In Cosmetics

All You Need To Know About Nanoparticles In Cosmetics Taken from La Mav website & Originally posted by Lyudmila Plachkova on February 25, 2016

When nanotechnology entered the world of cosmetics, we all hailed it. It promised to bring improved performance, and aesthetically more pleasing results (read: smoother skin surface and glowing complexion). Cosmetics giants rushed to incorporate nanomaterials into their production processes and today there are hardly any cosmetic manufacturers that do not offer nano-enhanced products.

The research on nanotechnology that followed, though, found that nanoparticles were damaging the environment by destroying useful microorganisms. This raised the question of the safety of nanoparticles for human health. Ever since then, eminent scientific bodies in Europe and the US have been warning the manufacturers that the health risks of nanoparticles have to be thoroughly investigated before the products are commercialized. Although there is still a lot of work to be done to establish the exact effects of these particles on human health, the researchers are advocating against their use. Here is why. Nanoparticles are nanoscale particles, ranging between 1-100 nanometers in diameter. To get an idea how small they are, we will tell you that they are 80,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, or that they are as big as 1/5,000th the thickness of a sheet of paper. The widespread use of nanoparticles in cosmetics is due to the advantages they have over their large-scale counterparts, which are directly related to their particle size. Some of the advantages include improved UV protection, stronger structure, improved electrical conductivity, improved texture, and longer shelf life.

The most common types of nanomaterials that are used in personal care products are:

Liposomes (for their enhanced absorption by skin) Nanoemulsions (for their ability to prolong the shelf life of the products) Nanocapsules (for their controlled release) Solid lipid nanoparticles (for their enhanced UV blocking) Nanocrystals (for more effective passage through skin) Nanosilver and nanogold (for their enhanced antibacterial properties) Dendrimers (for better delivery of active agents) Cubosomes (for their low cost and potential for controlled release) Hydrogels (for their prolonged effect on the place of application) Buckminster fullerene, or buckyballs (for its potential to scavenge free radicals and slow down the aging process). It all started with sunscreens. Iron oxide and titanium dioxide have been used in sunscreens because of their powerful UV blocking properties. However, conventional bulky iron oxide and titanium dioxide usually leave white coating on the skin, which most people find unpleasant. Here is when the ultra-tiny versions of these ingredients were invented to make the sunscreen transparent. Ever since then, nanoparticles are being incorporated in other personal care products, such as: deodorants, perfumes, moisturisers, anti-aging creams, toothpastes, soaps, lip balms, lipsticks, and shampoos, etc. Nevertheless, despite claiming that nanoparticles are safe, many companies seem eager to hide the use of engineered nanoparticles in their products.

Dangers And Potential Risks Of Using Nanoparticles

Emerging research data suggest that the size-dependent properties of nanoparticles, which make them more efficient than their bulk cousins, are their biggest disadvantage at the same time. Most of ingredients used in cosmetics are too big to penetrate the skin, but when they are moved to a nano level, their size allows them to penetrate deeper, and enter the cells more easily. Once there, they can even alter cell DNA, thus causing serious health repercussions. If you use a deodorant containing nanoparticles and you accidentally inhale it, it gets embedded in the lung walls, the body cannot remove those foreign particles, and so they accumulate. In the best case scenari