Authors: S. Panigrahi, K. Murugesan, S.C. Biswas
Affilation: ITC LTD, India
Pages: 61 - 64
Keywords: nanoparticles, diagnosis, health, skin, skin pH, skin moisture
This study reports a novel non-invasive technique for the detection of skin health conditions using gold nanoparticles (GNP). The feasibility of the use of these GNP in the diagnosis of skin health conditions was non-invasively studied using skin samples collected through tape-stripping method. The skin health conditions were diagnosed based on the visual colour change of GNP and the same has been established spectroscopically (UV-Vis). This novel non-invasive in-vitro method determines the skin health conditions precisely and can guide the consumer to select the suitable products fit for their skin condition. This diagnostic can be extended to demonstrate the performance of personal care products. This diagnostic kit can also be used to demonstrate the dermatological condition to predict the onset of skin diseases. This tool would also be applicable to predict any disturbances in the skin acid mantle.