SpheriSomes® are produced by the self-assembly of naturally occurring bis-carboxy fatty acids in water. The micro-particles formed are invisible to the human eye and are typically only 3% of the diameter of a human hair. We use these micro-particles to encapsulate a range of cosmetic ingredients.
Our favoured basic ingredients use the fatty acid Brassylic acid, which as the name suggests is derived from the Brassicas; combined with poly-epsilon-lysine, a natural antimicrobial peptide. Both components have multiple applications and are manufactured on a multi-ton scale from renewable resources.
The SpheriSome® micro-particles formed by a combination of these ingredients can themselves be used to encapsulate other beneficial ingredients. For example, vitamin B3, also known as niacin amide, a common ingredient in cosmetics can be captured and released onto the skin in a prolonged and controlled manner.