The use of electrospinning in cosmetic applications is also increasingly developing. Cosmetic applications share a common objective similar to pharmaceutical applications: a number of active ingredients are to be released at a specific location in a controlled manner. In the case of cosmetics, these are cosmetic active ingredients, to be dosed at skin level – at the dermis or epidermis level – and with a release profile that can vary from a few seconds to several hours, depending on the target and active ingredients used in a particular application. Again, the characteristics of nanofiber membranes produced by electrospinning, such as porosity, high surface area, the possibility of encapsulating active ingredients in the fibres themselves, etc., make the electrospinning technique ideal for developing and innovating in a wide range of cosmetic applications.
Products such as facial masks, eye contour patches, patches to treat expression wrinkles on the forehead, patches to treat skin blemishes, among other cosmetic products, are currently available on the market in the form of electrospun nanofiber membranes. And there is still a long way to go in the cosmetics sector using electrospinning in beauty, hygiene, facial and body care products.
Find in this section some of the most interesting applications of electrospinning in cosmetics.