Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0976-2981

ISSN Online :  2321-5844


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Formulation and development of whitening polyherbal face cream

Address:   Ram Kumar Sahu1*, Amit Roy1, Pradeep Kushwah2, Manish Khare2, Rajni Mudotiya2
1Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Tekari, Raipur (C.G.)-493111, India.
2Oriental College of Pharmacy, Raisen Road, Bhopal-462021 (M.P.), India.
*Corresponding Author

Mostly people use whitening creams to improve their complexion. Melanin plays main role in the skin colour and pigmentation. The tyrosinase catalyzes melanin synthesis, tyrosinase inhibitors are important in cosmetic skin-whitening. The aim of present study was to formulation and development of whitening polyherbal face cream comprising extracts of Curcuma longa rhizomes, Azadirachta indica leaves, Coriandrum sativum seed, Trigonella foenum-graeceum seeds, Mentha arvensis leaves, Cocos nucifera and Prunus amygdalus oil. Different types of formulations oil in water (O/W) base namely F1 to F6 were formulated by incorporating different concentrations of stearic acid and cetyl alcohol. The evaluation of all prepared base (F1 to F6) were done on different parameters like pH, viscosity, spreadibilty, and stability were examined. The base F3 was found appropriate for the preparation of cream. The extracts were incorporated in base F3 for the preparation of polyherbal face cream. The polyherbal face cream showed good spreadibilty, good consistency, homogeneity, appearance, pH, ease of removal and no evidence of phase separation. From the result it can be concluded that the polyherbal face cream providing prevention of skin tanning effect and it is safe to use.
Curcuma longa, Azadirachta indica, Trigonella foenum-graeceum, almond oil, polyherbal cream.
Ram Kumar Sahu, Amit Roy, Pradeep Kushwah, Manish Khare, Rajni Mudotiya. Formulation and development of whitening polyherbal face cream. Res. J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 3(1): Jan. –June 2012 page 23-27.
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