How can a cream penetrate my skin?
  • Hello Brains,

    I've been through your site but can't seem to finŠ² any info about the following.

    What kind of systems cosmetics manufacturers can use to make their product penetrate deeper into our skins? Is there a classification of some sort? Is it possible to tell what kind of "transportation" is used just based on the ingredients list?
  • There's not a quick answer to this question, but I'll try: 

    Some ingredients are able penetrate through the skin on their own. 
    Other ingredients can be made to penetrate through the use of penetration enhancers and/or encapsulation. 

    There's no easy way to tell from the ingredient list. If you've been listening to our podcasts on anti-aging ingredients you'll see how hard it is to find good data on the skin penetration of most ingredients. 

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