The skin, the largest human organ, acts as a barrier between the organism and the external environment for UV protection, against physical and chemical damage and microbiological attack, for the maintenance of body temperature and sensorial functions (pain and temperature). However, modern style of
life implies contact with large amount of chemicals in everyday products as well as over-exposition to UV light, mainly for leisure activities and outdoors workers. Those frequent exposures harm the skin, resulting in an increase of conditions such as contact and allergic dermatitis, skin photo-damage and pigmentation.
Thus, new products designed to protect the skin from those contemporary afflictions are urgently needed. To do so, nanoencapsulation technology will be validated as new cosmetic ingredient, for the transport and efficient release of natural active ingredients to repair the skin.