What are Exosomes and how do they work?


Exosomes are a relatively new and emerging trend in the beauty and skincare industry.

Exosomes are tiny vesicles, or small sacs, that are naturally produced by various cells in the body. These vesicles contain various molecules such as proteins, lipids, and genetic material, including RNA. In recent years, they have gained attention in the skincare industry due to their potential role in promoting skin health and rejuvenation.

Exosomes are involved in cell-to-cell communication. They carry signalling molecules that can be exchanged between cells to regulate various cellular processes. In the context of skincare, it is believed that Exosomes can deliver beneficial molecules to skin cells, helping to improve skin health.


Many Exosomes used in skincare are derived from stem cells or other sources that can promote skin rejuvenation. These Exosomes are thought to stimulate collagen production, reduce inflammation, and improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin. They are thought to be far more powerful than other skincare actives such as retinoids in promoting collagen production.

Exosomes can potentially serve as a delivery system for other skincare ingredients. They can encapsulate and protect active ingredients, allowing them to penetrate the skin more effectively and potentially enhance their efficacy. Exosomes can also be used to aid in hair restoration when applied topically or injected into the scalp.

In Australia, there are some new Exosome containing products that can be infused into the skin after needling, radio frequency or laser resurfacing procedures to enhance results. Alternatively they may be used as mesotherapy where they are injected into the skin.

Stay tuned as we are currently trialling a new Exosome product in conjunction with some of our other skin rejuvenation procedures.

Author: Dr Jenny Kimmins