Inorganic Nanoparticles in Cosmetics

T. P. Vinod, Raz Jelinek

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Inorganic nanomaterials of different chemical compositions and morphologies have been applied in cosmetic products due to their size- and shape-dependent properties which can improve the performance of the products. This chapter discusses the application of inorganic nanoparticles in cosmetic products with an emphasis on the characteristic features of nanoparticles suitable for cosmetic applications. In particular, applications of inorganic nanoparticles as UV filters and antimicrobial materials are discussed in detail with a basic overview of the fundamental scientific basis related to these applications. Types of nanoparticles used in commercial cosmetic products are enlisted, reflecting the range of applications and property modifications. Applications of inorganic nanoparticles in cosmetic formulations as active components and nanocarriers are also discussed along with relevant examples.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationNanocosmetics
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Ideas to Products
EditorsJean Cornier, Cornelia M. Keck, Marcel Van de Voorde
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030165734
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2019


  • Antimicrobial nanoparticles
  • Cosmetics
  • Inorganic nanoparticles
  • Nanoparticles
  • Sunscreens
  • UV filters

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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