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Nanotechnology represents one of the most capable technologies of the 21st century. Recently Nanotechnology is emerging in the field of cosmetics and it offers a revolutionize treatment of several skin diseases. It is proved effective in attaining safe and targeted delivery of active medicaments as well cosmetic ingredients. Use of carrier system in nanotechnology has added advantage of improved skin penetration, depot effect with sustained release drug action. The trend toward therapeutic cosmetics will lead to a better understanding of modern ingredients and their assessment techniques. To obtain skin care formulations with real consumer-perceivable benefits and to optimize sensory attributes, formulators are resorting to technology that until recently was exclusively used in cosmetic products. Various formulations comes under special delivery systems like Vesicular, Particulate systems, emulsions type Particulate type and other delivery systems along with their applications are shown in this article. The applications of nanotechnology and nanomaterials can be found in many cosmetic products including moisturizers, hair care products, make up and sunscreen. Many modern cosmetic or sunscreen products contain nano-sized components. Nanomaterials are now being used in leading cosmetic products, most commonly as chemicals used to give the protection in sunscreens. This review paper looks into some of the nanotechnologies used in the cosmetic industry and provides an overview of current activity in this area. Thus, novel cosmaceutical delivery systems reviewed here possess enormous potential as next-generation smarter carrier systems.
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Author(s): Nirvesh Chaudhri, Girish C. Soni, S. K. Prajapati