28 Apr '16, 7pm

What are perfluorocarbons and why are they in my skin Lotion?

Steven says… What are your thoughts on perfluorocarbons in skin care? I’ve noticed the use of Perfluorodecalin and Perfluoromethyl-cyclopentane as a slip agent in some formulations. As well they are purported to deliver oxygen to the skin. Perfluorodecalin has been used in this way to enhance wound healing…However I know that perfluorocarbons in general can be environmental pollutants and can also bioaccumulate. Is their any justification in their use in skin care products? The Beauty Brains respond Perfluorodecalin is a fluorocarbon which, as Steven pointed out, is used skin moisturizers. What does perfluorodecalin do? It is notable for its ability to dissolve up to 49% of its volume in oxygen. This property makes it valuable in wound healing products because application of oxygen can “activate the inflammatory cells of the immune system that help healing.” (Reference: Sc...

Full article: http://thebeautybrains.com/2015/03/what-are-perfluorocarb...

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