IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Research from  Center for Healthcare Science and Technology:  “Microcarbon-based facial creams activate aerial oxygen under light to reactive oxygen species damaging cell”  appeared in Applied Nanoscience (2017) DOI: 10.1007/s13204-017-0604-9 has been highlighted in Nature India 

Research from  Center for Healthcare Science and Technology:  “Microcarbon-based facial creams activate aerial oxygen under light to reactive oxygen species damaging cell”  appeared in Applied Nanoscience (2017) DOI: 10.1007/s13204-017-0604-9 has been highlighted in Nature India as , “Microcarbon in face creams harmful” .

Nanosized reduced graphene oxide (rGO) is found in active microcarbon used in popular face cream from the manufacturers like Ponds, Nevia, and Garnier which, under visible light exposure, gets activated by aerial oxygen to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) harmful to skin.

(http://www.natureasia.com/en/nindia/article/10.1038/nindia.2017.125

Also this has been covered in many news papers like , “Some facial creams can cause death, scientists warn Published  in The Statesman, 27th September, 2017

 (http://www.thestatesman.com/lifestyle/beauty/facial-creams-can-cause-death-scientists-warn-1502500068.html

or in TV channel, “Here is how use of some facial creams can turn out to be fatal Published in India TV, 27th September, 2017

(http://www.indiatvnews.com/lifestyle/health-here-is-how-use-of-some-facial-creams-can-turn-out-to-be-fatal-403506)