Besides delivering drug to the body, a drug delivery system aims to improve patient compliance, patient acceptance. The dosage forms available for the delivery of topical agents include ointment, paste, lotion, moisturizing cream and powder. However creams are more preferable due to their properties. Present research work is attempted to develop moisturizing creams by using rice bran wax. Rice bran wax is the vegetable wax extracted from rice bran oil. The oil generally contains 2-6 % wax. However it is assumed that on an average it contains 3 % wax. Physicochemical tests such as globule size, evaluation of the intrinsic viscosity and homogeneity of cream products, have been traditionally used to provide reasonable evidence of consistent product performance. However, for the purposes of these studies, the final cream products were characterized by pH, particle size, spreadability, rheological measurement and in vitro occlusivity. All the results match with official specifications.
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Avish D. Maru, Rajendra K. Surawase, Prashant V. Bodhe. Development and Evaluation of Moisturizing Cream Containing Rice Bran Wax. Res. J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 3(1): July-Dec. 2012 page 40-44.