Microfluidics in Cosmetics

Offering entirely new visual and sensorial sensations.

What are the advantages of Microfluidics in cosmetics? Using Microfluidic Droplet Generation, cosmetic companies can provide high quality levels of product customization. Microfluidics technology is also used in cosmetic research laboratories as it enables studying formulation interactions with the skin and skin capillary at the micrometer level.

Droplet-based microfluidics: an advantage for the cosmetic industry

Droplet-based microfluidics benefit the cosmetic industry. As reagents are encapsulated within millimeter-sized droplets, active ingredients can be preserved up to the moment of application. Droplets do not burst until they are applied directly to the skin, providing a sensory experience and more efficient moisturization.

Unmatched droplet homogeneity

Microfluidics offers high control over droplet size, formulation, and aesthetics (colors, pigments) while providing unmatched consistency compared to traditional batch methods. Manufacturers can develop custom products with visual and sensory feels specific to their brand.

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Advantages of emulsions for the cosmetic industry

  • Fine control over parameters such as droplet size & shape
  • High homogeneity
  • Lower droplet size dispersion (CV: less than 2%)
  • Scale up capabilities

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From the life sciences to the food industry, many applications require the use of fluids driven at flow rates from nanoliters to milliliters per minute. At such low flows, the success of these applications strongly depends on the level of control and automation of the fluidic operations.

These applications require flow control systems that are adapted for ensuring their success.

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