Kritika Rana, Bhawna Rana, Kumud Bala


Nanotechnology has evolved as one of the novel technologies in today’s world. The tiny nanosized materials have the potential to achieve seemingly difficult feat. Consequently it has found a vast application in various commercial fields like foods, sunscreens, cosmetics, antimicrobial and antifungal preparations, wear-resistant coatings and paint, diagnosis, imaging and drug delivery. Cosmetic industry has been making a lot of development using this novel technology and a new term known as ‘nanocosmetic’ has come into use. Sunscreens, moisturizers, body lotions, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams are now engineered using nanotechnology for better results. In the past few decades there has been an increase in the number of nanotechnology based cosmetics or and this trend will only increase in the future. In this review emphasis is made on the use of various types of nanomaterials namely nanoemulsions, liposomes and nanogels in cosmetics, their benefits products based on these nanomaterials and the future scope of the technology. 

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