Review Article

Econ. Environ. Geol. 2015; 48(3): 247-253

Published online June 30, 2015

© THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Use of Natural Halloysite as a Functional Cosmetics Carrier

Yong Jae Suh*

Mineral Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
Nanomaterials Science and Engineering, Korea University of Science and Technology

Correspondence to : aumsuh@kigam.re.kr

Received: June 23, 2015; Accepted: June 27, 2015

Abstract

Natural halloysite is mostly found in the form of a tubular structure with a 15–125 nm internal lumen. This kaolin clay can be used for encapsulating a liquid ingredient of cosmetics and for immobilizing an inorganic solid-phase ingredient. In this paper, the encapsulation and immobilization procedures are introduced and two example applications are reviewed to demonstrate the usefulness of halloysite as a cosmetics carrier. It may help attract more interest in cosmetic applications of halloysite and thus spur more research on the utilization of natural clays.

Keywords cosmeceuticals, slow release, humectant, glycerol, sunscreen, titania, halloysite

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Review Article

Econ. Environ. Geol. 2015; 48(3): 247-253

Published online June 30, 2015

Copyright © THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

Use of Natural Halloysite as a Functional Cosmetics Carrier

Yong Jae Suh*

Mineral Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
Nanomaterials Science and Engineering, Korea University of Science and Technology

Correspondence to:aumsuh@kigam.re.kr

Received: June 23, 2015; Accepted: June 27, 2015

Abstract

Natural halloysite is mostly found in the form of a tubular structure with a 15–125 nm internal lumen. This kaolin clay can be used for encapsulating a liquid ingredient of cosmetics and for immobilizing an inorganic solid-phase ingredient. In this paper, the encapsulation and immobilization procedures are introduced and two example applications are reviewed to demonstrate the usefulness of halloysite as a cosmetics carrier. It may help attract more interest in cosmetic applications of halloysite and thus spur more research on the utilization of natural clays.

Keywords cosmeceuticals, slow release, humectant, glycerol, sunscreen, titania, halloysite

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