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Stabilization of vitamin C in emulsions of liquid crystalline structures

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Carita, Amanda C. [1, 2] ; de Azevedo, Jacqueline Resende [2] ; Buri, Marcus Vinicius [3] ; Bolzinger, Marie-Alexandrine [2] ; Chevalier, Yves [1] ; Riske, Karin A. [4] ; Leonardi, Gislaine Ricci [5]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Translat Med, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lab Automat Control Chem & Pharmaceut Engn LAGEPP, Villeurbanne - France
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Biochem, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Biophys, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Pharmaceut Sci, Campinas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics; v. 592, JAN 5 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Emulsified systems are widely used for topical delivery with the aim of optimizing cutaneous absorption and offering a pleasant sensory. They also may provide a protection of the active molecule against oxidation and/or degradation. The oil phase of o/w emulsions may consist of liquid crystalline structures, especially lamellar structures which are similar to those found in the stratum corneum lipids. In the present work, o/w emulsions containing liquid crystals of mixed cetyl alcohol and Polysorbate 60 were developed for topical delivery of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant with several applications in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical fields. In addition to the well-documented lipid supplementation of the stratum corneum, the liquid crystal emulsions provide a significant chemical stabilization of vitamin C against its degradation. Emulsions were characterized by X-ray diffraction, polarized optical microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The stability of vitamin C in the formulations was evaluated upon storage in different conditions of temperature. The emulsions contain a complex colloidal structure, consisting of lamellar liquid crystalline (L alpha) and crystalline lamellar gel (L beta) phases, that provide a very efficient protection of vitamin C against its degradation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/13368-4 - Nanostructured systems: from membrane biomimetic models to carriers of bioactives
Grantee:Karin Do Amaral Riske
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/06973-4 - Development and characterization of Liquid Crystal Emulsions and Pickering emulsions for ascorbic acid
Grantee:Gislaine Ricci Leonardi
Support type: Regular Research Grants