Waterless Bōshi Beauty® Nanofiber Technology Unlocks The Full Potential Of Antioxidants

This technology offers a superior way to deliver antioxidants to the skin, with benefits such as increased potency, stability, and customization.

Our cutting-edge Waterless Bōshi Beauty® nanofiber technology entraps Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) within layers of nanofibers, protecting it from degradation until the moment you use it. This revolutionary approach preserves its exceptional antioxidant power, confirmed by DPPH testing. 

What are Antioxidants and How Do They Fight Free Radicals   

Antioxidants are molecules that can prevent or delay cell damage caused by free radicals according to Medical News Today. Free radicals are unstable molecules with an unpaired electron, which makes them highly reactive. They can damage cells by stealing electrons from other molecules, setting off a chain reaction of damage. Free radical damage to the skin can contribute to wrinkles, fine lines, loss of elasticity, age spots, and hyperpigmentation.

Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. When there are too many free radicals and not enough antioxidants to neutralize them, oxidative stress occurs.

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating electrons, stabilizing them, and preventing them from causing further damage. This is why antioxidants are essential to protect the skin.

The Limitations of Traditional Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C serums are a popular choice for those looking to improve their skin health. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can offer a variety of benefits for the skin. According to a recent New York Times article, Does Vitamin C Actually Help Your Skin? They list the many benefits and downfalls of Vitamin C Serums. Read the full article here.

Downfalls of Vitamin C Serums

  • Instability: Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is highly unstable. It degrades quickly when exposed to air and light. This means that the vitamin C in your serum may lose its potency after opening. 
  • Low penetration: Vitamin C is water-soluble, and the skin’s natural barrier is primarily composed of oils (lipids). Water-soluble ingredients have difficulty penetrating the deeper layers of the skin where they can provide the most benefit.

Benefits of Vitamin C Serums

  • Brightening
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Protecting the skin from oxidative stress
  • Stimulate the skin’s production of collagen

Waterless Bōshi Beauty® Nanofiber Technology Enhances Stability and Antioxidant Activity

The antioxidant capacity of L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is well known, as is the difficulty in stabilizing it.  Vitamin C is unstable in aqueous solutions, when exposed to UV light or when kept at high temperatures1. By entrapping it between many layers of nanofibers, the degradation is minimized allowing for maximum antioxidant activity.  

Antioxidant Activity That is 4x More Powerful Than a Traditional Vitamin C Serum

Initial results from DPPH assays comparing Bōshi nano drops to a serum containing the same amount of Vitamin C showed a much higher antioxidant activity as evidenced by the much lower IC50 value.  The IC50 is the concentration of an antioxidant-containing substance required to scavenge 50% of the initial DPPH radicals.2  Bōshi nano drops containing Vitamin C had an IC50 value in the very powerful antioxidant range, whereas the serum was in the moderate antioxidant range. 3 

Final Thoughts

Waterless Bōshi Beauty® nanofiber technology offers a powerful antioxidant solution for your customers. Bōsh Nano Drops are four times more powerful than traditional Vitamin C serums, thanks to their ability to protect and stabilize active ingredients until application. This innovative technology not only safeguards Vitamin C, but it can also be customized to encompass other active ingredients, ensuring their potency, and delivering the best possible results for your customers.


  1. Yin X, Chen K, Cheng H, Chen X, Feng S, Song Y, Liang L. Chemical Stability of Ascorbic Acid Integrated into Commercial Products: A Review on Bioactivity and Delivery Technology. Antioxidants (Basel). 2022 Jan 13;11(1):153. doi: 10.3390/antiox11010153. PMID: 35052657; PMCID: PMC8773188.
  2. Olugbami JO, Gbadegesin MA, Odunola OA. In vitroevaluation of the antioxidant potential, phenolic and flavonoid contents of the stem bark ethanol extract of Anogeissus leiocarpus. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2014 Sep;43(Suppl 1):101-109. PMID: 26681826; PMCID: PMC4679201.
  3. Setha, B., Gaspersz, F.F., Idris, A.P., Rahman, S.A., & Mailoa, M.N. (2013). Potential Of Seaweed Padina Sp. As A Source Of Antioxidant. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, 2, 221-224. 

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