In cosmetics SoftBattery® can be used to power disposable iontophoresis devices. In practice this means a device which uses microcurrent to gently push active ingredients into skin. The device can be for example a cosmetic patch which transdermally delivers the active ingredients to lower skin layers in order to rejuvenate the skin. Iontophoresis is a safe and well established technique which has significant benefits:
  • Can enhance the delivery of active ingredients through skin up to 1000 times.
  • Makes delivering water soluble vitamins and amino acids through skin possible.
  • Active ingredient molecules are transdermally delivered directly to the place where they are needed, not the entire body.
The method has been used by doctors and cosmetologists for a long time, but up till now the devices have been relatively large and cumbersome. With SoftBattery® it is now possible to make simple and efficient devices which can easily be used also at home.

MartiDerm Ionto-Lift Eye Contour and Ionto-Filler Lip Contour

Cosmetics patch (The Ionto Team)

Functional Packaging

Today's packaging scenario and requirements are changing fast. New printed electronic components, materials, etc. enable new functional properties to the package: e.g. changing text, display or sound with the help of a small power source.

Among these developments, "Packaging of the Future" is expected to do more than just contain and protect: The role for authenticity of the package is becoming even more important, at the same time package is seem to have a growing impact to final buying decision. By embedding a thin and flexible SoftBattery® with a printed display or sound element, value-added authenticity capability, light and sound can be incorporated direct into package. SoftBattery® can also be a power source to the next generation smartcards also known as "powered cards". These cards work by integrating a thin and flexible battery into the plastic card (like credit cards or security cards). These cards may include one-time pass code authentication possibilities or identification codes. In summary SoftBattery® provides a suitable power source for e.g.:
  • Functional packages
  • Greeting cards
  • Authentication of package
  • Powered cards