Liposomes are often unsung heroes in the skincare world, redefining the way we approach skincare formulations. But what exactly are liposomes, and why should you be intrigued about incorporating them into your skincare routine?
In this article, we'll delve into the world of liposomes, exploring their benefits, how they work, and why over the next year you’ll be seeing our existing formulas include more of them.
Imagine tiny, protective bubbles that encapsulate precious ingredients, ready to deliver their potent benefits directly to your skin. Liposomes are microscopic vesicles made up of lipid bilayers, mimicking the structure of our skin's own cell membranes. They act as delivery vehicles, transporting active ingredients efficiently and effectively.
The Skin Benefits:
Liposomes offer a multitude of benefits, which is why we are so excited to be introducing them more into our skincare formulations.
- They enhance the delivery and penetration of actives, ensuring they reach their targeted destinations within the skin. This means that your skin can truly reap the rewards of these carefully selected ingredients.
- They provide a protective shield for the encapsulated ingredients, safeguarding them against degradation and oxidation. By doing so, they maintain the potency and efficacy of the compounds, ensuring they remain effective for longer periods of time.
- Moreover, they have the remarkable ability to improve bioavailability, allowing them to be readily absorbed and utilized by the skin in a gentle way that reduces sensitivity. This means that your skin can make the most out of a beneficial formula to improve the barrier function overall.
Live Botanical In-House Encapsulation:
Liposomes and phospholipids are not new to our line. However, we have been limited to ingredients that have already been encapsulated by a supplier. Since our sourcing focuses on whole-plant extraction along with more plant-centric actives, there are few options that align with our philosophy. This led us to acquire techniques to create our own liposomes. Allowing us to provide best-of-class, whole-plant skincare, where the plants can shine even brighter.
Working with industry leaders in cosmetic & pharmaceutical phospholipids, we are able to produce stable liposomes loaded with our own extracts with a particle size of around 200 nm, consistently. An in-vivo study showed penetrated concentration of a model active by 50% in comparison to the non-encapsulated active.
The carrier we use is verified by ECOCERT GREENLIFE, conforms to the COSMOS standards, has no chemical additives, vegan, non-GMO, and palm oil free.
These tiny lipid vesicles work tirelessly to ensure that the potent plant nutrients in your skincare reach their full potential, providing you with visible and long-lasting results. We believe this is a compelling evolution for Live Botanical and can’t wait for you to experience our updated formulas!