Not Just Another Spray

What Your Mist Is Missing

You’ve most likely spritzed your skin with a facial mist, which seems like a refreshing and effective way to deliver ingredients. News flash: The large, slow-moving particles often pool on skin’s surface, simply making it wet. In fact, over 90% of topicals (such as creams or serums) just sit on top of your skin and don’t allow the actives to actually absorb. There are two reasons for this:

    1. Our skin is intended to be a barrier, designed to keep things out. The surface of the skin is protected by the stratum corneum, a thick, tightly packed set of cell layers that can only be penetrated by very small molecules. Larger molecules get stuck outside because they cannot be physically pushed in. 
  • The only way for molecules to enter the skin is through diffusion. Diffusion is slow process which is limited by the distance a molecule must travel. Many topicals contain penetration enhancers to disrupt the stratum corneum and allow active molecules to squeeze in, but they are limited and often made up of additives that don’t benefit your skin and can actually be drying or irritating. Spray-based skincare does create a mist, but the droplets are large and don’t have a sustained source of acceleration.

  • Why Droplette Is Different

    The Droplette system is fundamentally different than any spray you’ve used. Originally discovered as a painless, injection-free delivery solution for a rare genetic disease, it has three parts that work together to help you maximize your skincare routine:

    Device: Delivers ingredients deep into your skin via enhanced mist with droplets at least 1000X smaller than average skincare sprays.

    Capsules: Contain daily doses of skincare actives, and feature built-in chips that sync with the app.

    App: Keeps track of the formulations you’ve used and your daily progress, and allows you to chat directly with an expert about your personalized skincare routine.

    How Does It Work?

    The secret to Droplette’s magical mist is two unexpected mechanical parts that bring new physical forces to the table, in order to get the actives deeper into your skin.

    Piezoelectric Transducer

    Also known as a piezo, this component converts fluids into aerosol, or mist, using electricity at a certain frequency that creates vibration. The piezo contains a steel mesh with very small holes (about 4 microns in diameter), and when it vibrates, fluids pass through the mesh and emerge as a mist. (Think of it as shaking a sieve to sift flour.) 

    Membrane Pump

    The mist that comes out of the piezo alone is still not small enough for optimal penetration, so we added a unique airflow pump system that does three things no other skincare delivery technologies can do:

      1. Reduces the size of the droplets by sucking in the mist and expelling it at high velocity, which makes them 30-50 times smaller upon impact with skin due to a splash effect. These accelerated droplets can snake their way through the skin more easily.
  • Concentrates the actives via convection that evaporates water from the droplets, but not the active molecules. The more concentrated a droplet is, the more effective diffusion will be—the same way using concentrated spices while cooking makes the smell move around the kitchen faster than diluted spices.
  • Slightly disrupts your skin to enhance molecule delivery. This temporary effect lasts microseconds and is just enough to help deliver molecules deeper into skin with no long-term damage.

  • An Ultra-Hydrating Experience

    The good news doesn’t stop at deeper-penetrating actives. Droplette also delivers a lot more water into your skin than other skincare formulas, because ours are completely water-based with minimal preservative systems. In fact, our device delivers about 50% more water than topical application—and it stays in your skin longer, too. That means active ingredients that could normally be drying or irritating can be used without any negative effects on the skin. 

    Need proof? We conducted a test to demonstrate Droplette’s ultra-effective hydration in action. Here’s how it went:

    Method: We administered 50 µl of distilled water to the hand region continuously for 30 seconds with Droplette vs. 100 µl of distilled water via topical administration. Both regions were blotted dry 5 seconds after administration, and hydration was assessed by visual inspection and the Corneometer CM825 device.

    Results: After 24 hours, hydration was increased 58.7% on average when water was administered by Droplette, versus only 22.8% in the control (topically administered) group. No discoloration or discomfort was reported in either group, and subjects described Droplette spray as feeling like a slightly cool mist.

    It’s hard to argue with numbers like that. The way we see it, there’s no point in spending time and money on skincare that’s not going deep enough to do its job. With the game-changing Droplette system in your skincare routine, you’ll be making the most out of every single application. Need we spray more?

    The bottom line

    When choosing topicals, stick with formulas that are thick (and don’t forget sunscreen). But to really get the most out of active skincare ingredients, discover Droplette: the only low-force, painless, needle-free topical delivery device on the market. It’s quite literally a skincare breakthrough!

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