A new lipidomics study published in Scientific Reports showed that a ‘high inter-individual variation of the lipid profile of each person, could become the basis for the development of personalized cosmetics.’
Using a quantitative high-throughput shot-gun mass spectrometry-based platform for lipid analysis, the study of 268 stratum corneum samples, showed how healthy skin lipidome could change upon intervention with cosmetic products.
The data received from the test is said to be able to aid new ways in which to formulate customized cosmetics. According to a statement, ‘This lipidomic data can be also used to assess the action of substances influencing skin lipid metabolism or the skin microbiome-lipidome relation as well as the impact of cosmetic substances on the skin lipidome for cosmetic claim support.’
Dr Oliver Uecke said, “We also see a great potential for the current trend of personalized cosmetics by differentiating consumer groups based on skin lipid composition for development of personalized cosmetics.”