The main scientific activity of this group focuses on the study of cosmetic and textile application of vehicles, able to encapsulate active principles. These lipid structures, such as liposomes, microspheres, etc., modulate the penetration of the actives in the different substrates. The effectiveness of the topical application on skin or hair to improve the hydration and skin barrier function, lipid peroxidation, etc. is evaluated. Percutaneous absorption profile of these formulations after being applied directly to the skin or through biofunctional textiles are also being studied.

The basic knowledge of hydrophilic-lipophilic balance of lipid-proteinaceous keratin systems, such as wool, human hair and stratum corneum of human skin is also being explored. This knowledge is essential to design formulations for industrial application in the textile, cosmetic and dermopharmaceutic fields.