Consumers monitor personal care trends for efficacious materials with rejuvenating properties. Azelaic acid is a saturated dicarboxylic acid working on skin as a gentle leave-on exfoliant, which helps unclog pores and refine the skin’s surface. Azelaic acid commonly offers anti-inflammatory properties to the skin in effort to reduce redness and swelling particularly in acne-prone skin. Individuals with problem skin benefit from antimicrobial properties of azelaic acid, which halt growth of skin bacteria that commonly infect or clog skin pores. Azelaic acid’s antimicrobial action may be attributable to inhibition of microbial cellular protein synthesis. The acid is used to prevent future outbreaks and keep skin healthy and clear.
In addition to topical skin care treatments, azelaic acid appears in hair care applications for influences with hair growth. Recent research surrounding hair care and azelaic acid indicate that through an overexpression of certain proteins, azelaic acid positively affects the growth of hair follicles. In addition, anti-inflammatory properties commonly associated with topical use of azelaic acid could be beneficial in scalp health to promote an appropriate environment for hair growth and maintenance.
FSS Vegan Azelaic Acid Liposome utilizes liposome technology. Liposomes can be used in the delivery of various cosmetic materials, vitamins, and minerals throughout the body, typically to the skin, for an array of advantages. The liposomes may attach and fuse to the cellular membranes, releasing their contents into the target cells. Liposomes are microscopic vesicles that consist of an aqueous center with a phospholipid membrane. Phospholipids contain a glycerol bonded to two fatty acids and a phosphate group with a polar head. The fatty acid portion of this biomolecule is hydrophobic and is located toward the outside of the lipid bilayer whereas the phosphate group is hydrophilic and faces the aqueous interior. These phospholipid walls are identical to those that comprise other human cell membranes. Liposomes act as vehicles to transport nutrients to the cells through layers of skin and enhance delivery of active ingredients in personal care applications.
When non-encapsulated materials are placed on the skin a range of factors determine the fate of the material. Stability, solubility, lipophilicity, and size are all obstacles the active must overcome to penetrate the epidermal barrier. Liposomes, which resemble the basic structures of cellular membranes, create a more beneficial interaction with skin cells. The structure and amphiphilic nature allows the liposomes to penetrate the epidermal barrier and travel deeper than free materials to deliver the anticipated results. FSS Vegan Azelaic Acid Liposome offers liposome encapsulation technology to deliver azelaic acid to the skin while rejuvenating the complexion. FSS Vegan Azelaic Acid Liposome is also vegan offering an alternative material to traditional animal derived ingredients.
Storage: Store in a dry place at temperatures not exceeding 32°C. Based on stability studies, the optimum storage temperature for maximization of shelf life is 23 - 25°C.
However, it may be stored at temperatures between 16 and 32°C if such specific temperature control is not available. Do not freeze.
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
**This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate**