A NOVEL ZnO WITH ALL THE BENEFITS OF BOTH MICRON & NANO ZnO
MicNo®-ZnO technology from Entekno Materials is a novel mineral-based UV filter. Created by patented MicNo® particle technology it combines the benefits of both micron & nano ZnO particles. MicNo®-ZnO is a tailored, platelet shaped, micron sized particle composed of nano primary particles. MicNo® acts like micron ZnO over the skin, since it does not penetrate through the skin, but it still offers the transparent protection of nano ZnO.
You can click on the link below to read our article titled "A Safe and Transparent Mineral Based UV-Filter for Sun Creams and Cosmetics Products: MicNo-ZnO" published in the 1st issue of Life Sciences Ingredients.
Biocompatibility of designed MicNo-ZnO particles: Cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and phototoxicity in human skin keratinocyte cells.
Recently, designed platelet shaped micron particles that are composed of nano primary particles, called MicNo (=Micron+naNo) particles, have been developed to exploit the benefits of nano size, while removing the adverse effects of nanoparticles. It has been shown that MicNo-ZnO particles exhibit both micron and nanosized particle characteristics.
The consumer has difficulty in understanding the cosmetic industry’s current sun protection message. SPF & UVA are not well understood by the normal sunscreen user.
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