Sopharcos has developed a novel alternative to liposomes with its Sophi-Hydro-Tops. The Hydro-Tops are penetrating nano-vesicles for dermal applications which are based on a natural emulsifier (sunflower) and a plant-derived stabilizer. Sophi-Hydro-Tops are ideal for topical drug delivery of hydrophilic, amphiphilic and to some extent also lipophilic actives. Stabilization of sensitive components can be achieved. The Sophi-Hydro-Tops technology offers higher encapsulation efficacy of hydrophilic components compared to common liposomes due to the usage of 20% of lipids. (Liposomes can be made of max. 10% phospholipids) The entrapment of incorporated volume in Sophi-Hydro-Tops increases by 100%.