Members’ exclusive: Working with liposomes – Vitamin C in a gelled facial serum

Vitamin C is notoriously annoying to work with if you’re not using the right version. In general, you can’t just add l-ascorbic acid to a water based product and be done with it as it’ll oxidize and be awful. This is why we turn to Vitamin C liposomes! Please see part one of this series...

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Members’ exclusive: Liposomes – what are they and how to use them?

As we saw yesterday a liposome is “A spherical vesicle with at least one lipid bilayer” into which oil or water soluble ingredients can be placed so the cosmeceutical or vitamin reaches its destination without falling apart or reacting with things in the product. Using liposomes can improve stability and efficacy of active ingredients “Transepidermal penetration...

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Members’ exclusive: Liposomes – introduction to liposomes and other concepts.

In the January Q&A, Derek asked: I am eagerly waiting for the cosmeceuticals e-book. A few days ago while browsing different ingredients for cosmetics, I saw ceramide liposomes and retinol liposomes. It says that they absorb more in the skin if liposomes are used. However, I can’t find any resource on the use and formulation...

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