Nanotechnology plays a major role in skin care products like sunscreen and other topical creams. Scientists are discovering that many nanoparticles are effective for skin care. "Nanoparticles have also shown potential in enhancing the efficacy of chemical peels. An Italian manufacturer uses nanoscale silica gels that basically make the peels much stronger, or at least allow for use of lower levels of acids to accomplish the same effect," said John Kulesza, president of Young Pharmaceuticals.

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