Session 1.3.1

Nanotechnologies for Beauty


Skin delivery, (bio)surfactants, colloids, foams, polymers, skin/hair surface



  • KN: Samir MITRAGOTRI  (Eng. & Appl. Sci., U-Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA)

  • IL1: Mark RUTLAND  (Dept. Chemistry, KTH, Stockholm, SE)

  • IL2: Matteo Gasbarri (EPFL, Lausanne, CH)


The application of nanotechnology to cosmetics provides benefits to consumers such as better UV protection, deeper skin penetration, long-lasting effects, increased colour and finish quality, among others. 

The symposium will focus on advanced materials and technologies that interact with skin or hair to enhance cosmetic formulation efficacy, and modify sensory properties or visual effects.