Encapsulating ingredients in cosmetics increases the efficiency, stability and shelf life of emulsion-based products like these and many others. In addition, the encapsulation process enables manufacturers to control the release of active ingredients in a targeted manner, enhancing their efficiency and availability.
Researchers from Fraunhofer IVV and Fraunhofer IMM are working together to improve their understanding of encapsulated system properties, and to exploit the sensory advantages of these systems with the aim of meeting product-specific and customer-specific requirements. Through the use of encapsulation technologies, for example, we can specifically stabilize volatile or sensitive ingredients in the product matrix. This enables us to enrich your product with additional active ingredients or make it even more effective and durable by optimizing its packaging. At Fraunhofer IVV, we specialize in researching and optimizing products across multiple senses, while Fraunhofer IMM’s researchers provide process engineering methods for producing and upscaling both the encapsulated ingredients and the resulting products.
Whether you specialize in goods or packaging, our innovative encapsulation technologies will help increase the value and quality of your products.
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Extracts, fragrances, oils, minerals
Due to their composition, natural ingredients are very sensitive to external influences - such as oxygen - and are usually less stable and durable as a result. Companies that use natural ingredients and plant oils in cosmetic products are therefore presented with the challenge of exploiting the positive effects of the active ingredients in the best possible way while keeping the negative effects to a minimum.
The oxidation process, in particular, can severely impair the quality of cosmetic products, causing natural ingredients to change under the influence of oxygen and form undesirable flavors and odors.
We use multisensory methods to examine your products, identifying both the benefits of the ingredients they contain and the risks that exist due to oxidation. By continuously encapsulating the liquid active ingredients (such as extracts, oils and fragrances) as well as the solid ingredients (such as minerals, iron oxide and titanium dioxide) we can create a perfect outcome for your products.
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