As explained in The Science, fullerenes have the potential to perform so many more functions than we currently recognize, owing to the fact that until now their rarity hindered research. But to date, C60 fullerenes’ most outstanding and sought-after function in personal care is as an unparalleled antioxidant. In this, its effectiveness is hundreds of times that of more common antioxidant compounds, such as those containing vitamin C, vitamin E, and polyphenols. Unlike those, VC60 fullerenes have a long shelf life, come in powder, liquid, and water soluble formulations, and maintain unique stability against heat, light, and chemical breakdown.
Unique among carbon allotropes, VC60 Fullerenes are soluble in a variety of organic solvents, allowing for a range of compounds that offer specific bioavailability.