bookmark_borderWhat are Fullerenes in Skincare Products?

Reading the ingredients on a bottle of your favorite moisturizer can leave you feeling confused. What exactly do all these big words mean and are they good or bad for my skin? Many of these ingredients are classified as fullerenes.

Fullerenes are powerful antioxidants made from carbon that are 125 times stronger than Vitamin C. They are microscopic  and hollow spheres that carry active ingredients in your products into the skin. You may commonly hear them referred to as a “sponge” for this reason. Because of their shape and small nature, fullerenes allow other common ingredients like retinol and peptides to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Fullerene is just one of the many Nobel Prize-winning ingredients that furthers the technology of modern skincare. Scientists have found that this is an anti-oxidant material, which paved the way for the ingredient to be used in high-end skincare products.

Fullerene also has been proven to be highly effective at getting rid of cell-damaging radicals. Because of their antioxidant properties, fullerene is often used for acne or more commonly in anti-aging products, like Shinso Essence. Look for fullerenes in lotions, serums, face masks and more.