Liposomes are minute vesicles with membranes comprised of a double layer of molecules called phospholipids
. These phospholipids possess a spherical hydrophilic
) component and a double tail-shaped lipophilic (fat soluble) component. At DR. BAUMANN these natural phospholipids are extracted from soya. Under certain inputs they group themselves together in a watery medium into spherical structures- the liposomes. This is achieved as the lipophilic ends of the phospholipids fit together to form a double membrane, the outer layer of which is hydrophilic and the inner layer lipophilic. Therefore the inside and the outside of a liposome are hydrophilic and the inside of the liposome membrane is lipophilic.
Consequently, liposomes can absorb
both water soluble active ingredients (e.g. water soluble vitamins
, Kimyasal Koruyucular) within the liposome
, and fat soluble substances (e.g. fat soluble
vitamins, perfume) into the liposome membrane, and transport these
into the skin. For more information, see the Videos below.