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Nanostructures for Drug Delivery by Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Ecaterina Andronescu

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Chapter 29

Nanotechnology to enhance transdermal delivery of hydrophilic humectants for improved skin care: a model for therapeutic applications

Steven Dominguez
Gina A. Mackert
Marek K. Dobke    University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States

Abstract

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have become essential concepts regarding the delivery of drugs, finding inherent popularity in the field of cosmeceutical skin care on the basis of their favorable and practical properties. The greatest challenge is providing enough drug absorption across the rather absorption-resistant skin barrier. Improvements to various formulations for transdermal hydration, such as liposomes and nanolipids are revolutionizing the cosmetics industry. One of the ...

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