Applications of nanoparticles in topical drug delivery and in cosmetics

X Wu, R H Guy

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The delivery of drugs and active agents to the skin by formulations containing nanoparticles is a topic of considerable current interest. A number of studies have shown important advantages of these nanostructure-based delivery systems over conventional formulations. This review describes the composition, preparation, and characteristics of a wide range of novel vectors, including nanoemulsions, liposomes, transfersomes, solid lipid nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, ethosomes and niosomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-384
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

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