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The era of cosmetic drones is here02 May 2018Premium Greek skincare brand, Juliette Armand, is utilising cosmetic drones in its anti-ageing and body products to deliver active ingredients to specific skin cells.Say the experts at Juliette Armand: “Our cosmetic drone technology uses ligands to act as navigators to lead the drone capsule to target cells and bind to their receptors. This results in the penetration of the active components into the epidermis.” They note that three types of skin cells are targeted – fibroblasts (for anti-ageing), skin neurons (for a botox-like effect) and adipocytes (for body slimming). In terms of the encapsulation of the active ingredients, Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-50 is targeted at fibroblasts, Cu-Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14 at the fibroblasts of the eye area, Palmitoyl heptapeptide-52 at skin neurons and Coccoloba uvifera fruit extract at adipocytes. “Thus, polymers (i.e. the polymer base of the active ingredients) penetrate the epidermis easily due to their small size (i.e. 220nm) and then the navigators / ligands choose the target cells. Navigators are linked to targets and the polymers penetrate the target cells via endocytosis. Once the polymers penetrate, they break down and release the active ingredients,” explains the Juliette Armand team.Some of the brand’s products that utilise cosmetic drone technology are Chronos Hydra Correct Cream; Opsis Eye Cream; Thavma Hydra Lifting Cream; and Schema Body Sculpt Total Tech.