Webinar focuses on skin penetration of nanoparticles

By Simon Pitman

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A new webinar training course will focus on the issue of nanoparticles and skin penetration, discussing the validity of current safety concerns.

With the rise in the use of nano-based ingredients in skin care and cosmetics products, particularly sunscreen products, one of the big questions industry professionals has had to face is whether or not the issue of skin penetration of these ingredients poses a risk to consumers.

Organised by the Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA), the accredited webinar training course will be aimed at a cross-section of formulation professionals.

Focusing in on sun care

Nanotech ingredients have been increasingly combined into a cross section of products, including colour cosmetics and a variety of skin care products, but have mainly concerned the sun care category, a factor that has been woven into this webinar programme.

According to the CfPA,, when nano ingredients are used in sunscreens, the small size serves both practically to better absorb UV and esthetically by not leaving a white residue on the skin.

However, as the webinar aims to underline, there is a body of evidence advantages that nano ingredients bring to  however may be counterbalanced due to claims that nano-particles may pose challenges to the body’s immunity.

Who the course will appeal to

The course will be available as an online webinar on demand from June 19, 2012 and will cover the following topics:

  • Formulations that contain particles such as sun screens,
    suspensions, color cosmetics and others
  • Research and development
  • Clinical study design
  • Safety assessment in vivo and in vitro
  • Regulatory bodies and professionals

The organisers say that the 90 minute training will review the properties of nanoparticles, potential pathways for penetration and recent published data on their interaction with the skin.

Related topics: Formulation & Science

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