Background In recent years, bacterial cellulose (BC), or biocellulose, a natural polymer synthesized by certain bacteria, has attracted great interest in dermatology and cosmetic applications. Several bioactive ingredients are currently loaded into BC masks. However, only a few studies have reported the effectiveness of such delivery systems. Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on skin parameters of three biocellulose masks formulated to have different cosmetic effects (anti-aging, lifting, and cell renewal). In particular, skin moisturizing, skin color, skin viscoelastic properties, skin surface smoothness, wrinkle reduction, dermal homogeneity, and stratum corneum renewal were evaluated. Materials and methods The study involved 69 healthy Caucasian female volunteers between 25 and 64 years, who were divided into three different studies. Biocellulose facial masks were applied using the split-face method three times a week for 4-8 weeks depending on the study. Results The results obtained from this work highlight that biocellulose masks are very well tolerated. A significant decrease in skin roughness and wrinkle breadth, and an improvement in dermal homogeneity and firmness, was observed after 2 months of treatment with "anti-aging" masks. A significant improvement in skin firmness and elasticity was observed after 1 month of treatment with "lifting" masks. Furthermore, a 1-month treatment with "cell renewal" masks promoted the production of new skin cells through a mild exfoliating action. Conclusions This study highlights that biocellulose masks are effective delivery systems to successfully release into the skin several types of active compounds exerting many beneficial effects.

(2020). In vivo evaluation of the effectiveness of biocellulose facial masks as active delivery systems to skin [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/150966

In vivo evaluation of the effectiveness of biocellulose facial masks as active delivery systems to skin

Redondi, Renato;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Background In recent years, bacterial cellulose (BC), or biocellulose, a natural polymer synthesized by certain bacteria, has attracted great interest in dermatology and cosmetic applications. Several bioactive ingredients are currently loaded into BC masks. However, only a few studies have reported the effectiveness of such delivery systems. Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on skin parameters of three biocellulose masks formulated to have different cosmetic effects (anti-aging, lifting, and cell renewal). In particular, skin moisturizing, skin color, skin viscoelastic properties, skin surface smoothness, wrinkle reduction, dermal homogeneity, and stratum corneum renewal were evaluated. Materials and methods The study involved 69 healthy Caucasian female volunteers between 25 and 64 years, who were divided into three different studies. Biocellulose facial masks were applied using the split-face method three times a week for 4-8 weeks depending on the study. Results The results obtained from this work highlight that biocellulose masks are very well tolerated. A significant decrease in skin roughness and wrinkle breadth, and an improvement in dermal homogeneity and firmness, was observed after 2 months of treatment with "anti-aging" masks. A significant improvement in skin firmness and elasticity was observed after 1 month of treatment with "lifting" masks. Furthermore, a 1-month treatment with "cell renewal" masks promoted the production of new skin cells through a mild exfoliating action. Conclusions This study highlights that biocellulose masks are effective delivery systems to successfully release into the skin several types of active compounds exerting many beneficial effects.
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2020
Perugini, Paola; Bleve, Mariella; Redondi, Renato; Cortinovis, Fabiola; Colpani, Antonio
(2020). In vivo evaluation of the effectiveness of biocellulose facial masks as active delivery systems to skin [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/150966
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