The Calgary, Canada-based company claims previous research has already demonstrated that the technology can be loaded with a variety of materials, including oils, fragrances, vitamins and anti-ageing actives.
More specifically, the technology can be used in a wide variety of hair care and skin care formulations as a means of delaying the release of actives, in turn raising efficacy, lowering irritancy or even providing increased stability.
High-level loading for Retinol
However, the most recent research into Hydresia Oleosomes shows that it can achieve a 40 percent loading of retinol, an unstable active ingredient that has become very popular for anti-aging formulations.
This discovery comes on top of previous research that also shows the technology can provide enhanced SPF and UVA protection for sunscreen formulations.
"We believe that Hydresia Oleosomes have already been demonstrated to be powerful, mass market emulsifiers with proven sunscreen enhancement benefits in traditional SPF products,” Botaneco's vice president of R&D, Dr. Jack Guth.
“This recent technical advancement in loading should, in our opinion, pave the way to increase interest in this technology for anti-aging, bath and body care and prestige products in both natural and traditional markets."
Expanded applications and business potential
The increased scope for the technology leads Dr. Guth, to believe that it has more scope than was originally thought possible, leading to the likelihood of expanded applications and greater business potential.
Botaneco, which is a division of Canada-based Advitech, says it is collaborating with a number of multinational companies, fragrance manufacturers and other partners to try and advance the loading properties and full potential of the technology.