Cosmetics for specific cell nutrition of hair and skin
Vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients can be delivered to hair, eyelashes and skin by using phospholipids as solubility enhancers.
Especially in hair care this function is of importance. Growth enhancers (such as prostaglandin, peptides, biotin, nicotine or vegetable oils) not only cling to the hair surface, but penetrate into the inner hair cells. Both hydrophilic and lipophilic substances can be “encapsulated” in nano-emulsions or liposomal formulations.
An additional benefit: Phospholipids may increase bioavailability of these nutrients.