Volume 9 Issue 1 ( March 2022 )


Cytotoxicity of Nanoparticles Used in Cosmetic Industries: An In-depth Insight

Supriya Dash, Sudhanshu Singh, Sanjay Kumar Singh


As the incidence of skin malignancies, such as melanoma and nonmelanoma, has increased, so has the use of sunscreens. Sunscreen-mediated photoprotection relies on reducing the effects of UV, especially UV-A and UV-B. Natural & artificial tanning compounds were subdivided. Aqueous or chemical products are indeed the names mentioned in organic sunscreens. Physical, mineral, insoluble, natural, and nonchemical are all terms used to describe inorganic sunscreens. During the last decade, Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC) was used in 90% of sunscreens as a UV filter. Organic sunscreen formulations were dominant, and this only changed in the 1990s when inorganic sunscreens started to be preferred due to their higher effectiveness. These contained microfine powders of Titania (Titanium Dioxide-TiO2) & Zinc Oxide (ZnO). The presence of these nanoparticles, however, can have several downsides. So, by removing the hazardous entities from the materials used in cosmetics industries and with the use of some nature-based materials, cytotoxicity will be removed.

Keywords: Attenuation, Cosmetics, Cytotoxicity, Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles, Perovskite.