A new study has demonstrated inter-generational harm resulting from exposure to a commonly used nano_particle, titanium dioxide. It is still unknown to what extent nano-titanium dioxide worn in sunscreens and cosmetics will penetrate healthy, intact adult skin and gain access to the blood stream. However nano-titanium dioxide is commonly used in moisturisers and anti-ageing creams which contain penetration enhancers specifically designed to promote skin uptake of active ingredients. Compromised skin – for example, where someone has pimples, ezcema or sunburn – may not be an effective barrier to particle uptake.
It has already been demonstrated that fullerenes do penetrate intact skin
. Especially when skin is flexed or exposed to penetration enhancers. The fact that millions of consumers and workers of child-bearing age may face regular exposure to these nano-particles
is extremely concerning. Although the public is ultimately responsible for understanding the risks of cosmetic products, that promise all these overnight effects on the skin. be sure on whatever you are using, some of the chemicals and ingredients in the cosmetics might show the difference after a few days use but in the long run they can destroy your skin.
The nano-particles are used added to those products for their highly beneficial effects in blocking ultraviolet light in sunlight. Excess exposure can cause premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. It is unclear that how does the nano-particles effect our skin whether they are beneficial for the skin or do they protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays or are they harmful.
The main idea is to answer some queries about the nano-particles in the makeup products. We all know that the skin is a barrier for a reason – to keep harmful substances out. If nano-particles can penetrate, will they end up in the bloodstream and brain? Will they do damage? Will other less welcome substances piggy-back on those tiny particles? And what will happen if a number of different nano-particles, from our hand cream, sunscreen and foundation, join in the swim together?
When all these questions are answered then only we can safely say that nano-particles containing cosmetics are good for daily use otherwise we would stick to the statement that everything in excess is bad.
Cosmetics containing nano-particles are still being researched on whether they are beneficial or harmful.