Droplette is a clinically-validated misting tool that turns serums with dermatologist-vetted active ingredients, like retinol, glycolic acid, and collagen, into tiny droplets that move at a high velocity and penetrate the skin 20 times deeper than the average topical skincare product. And if that doesn’t sound scientific enough, NASA provided Droplette with its first round of funding.
The Droplette team developed the technology after attending a rare disease conference where they learned about epidermolysis bullosa, a rare pediatric disease caused by a missing gene. Those with EB have skin that doesn’t adhere to the muscle underneath, causing open wounds that are painful to treat with ointments and bandages.
A deeply penetrating mist infused with healing ingredients could treat EB patients without causing discomfort, but as the Droplette team began developing the tool, they realized the technology would be beneficial for the average skincare routine as well.
According to a study by the European Food Safety Authority, 90% of topical skincare products don’t absorb below the surface of your skin. But Droplette’s mist allows for molecules that are up to 10,000 larger than what can typically be topically absorbed into the skin, reaching up to 20 cell layers deep, to better target major skincare concerns such as firmness, uneven texture and tone, and brightness.
The brand offers three different capsules: 0.15% retinol for acne, fine lines, or wrinkles; 10% collagen for elasticity and hydration; and 8% glycolic acid for hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and dullness.
All of the serum formulas have been tested by dermatologists and according to the brand, contain percentages of actives that are effective enough to deliver results with minimal risk of irritation despite being delivered deep in the skin. The serums are also vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic, and come with a pre-paid envelope to return to Droplette for recycling.
This sounds way too good to be true, right? Well, that’s why I reached out to Marisa Garshick, M.D., F.A.A.D., a board-certified dermatologist in New York City (who has no affiliation with the brand), to get her opinion on Droplette’s technology.
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