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How can a cream penetrate my skin?

Hello Brains,

I've been through your site but can't seem to finв 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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