Sopharcos has developed a novel alternative to nanosomes with its Sophi-Lipo-Tops. The Lipo-Tops are penetrating nano-vesicles for dermal applications which are based on a natural emulsifier (sunflower) and a plant-derived stabilizer. Sophi-Lipo-Tops are ideal for topical drug delivery of lipophilic actives and oils. Stabilization of sensitive components can be achieved.
The Sophi-Lipo-Tops technology offers a significantly higher penetration ability of lipophilic components into the deeper skin layers encapsulated in these vesicles. The advantage in penetration over conventional carrier systems like nanosomes is higher than the factor 5 for incorporated tocopherol.