Volume No. :   11

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2020

ISSN Print :  0976-2981

ISSN Online :  2321-5844


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Photoprotective potential of Saharan myrtle (Myrtus nivellei) Leaves



Address:   Amira Mansour1*, Ghania Rahili2, Chawki Bensouici3
1Centre De Recherche Scientifique et Technique En Analyses Physico-Chimiques (CRAPC), BP 384-Bou-Ismail, Tipaza, Algeria
2Institut National De La Recherche Forestière (INRF), Baïnem - BP 37, Cheraga, Algiers, Algeria
3Centre De Recherche En Biotechnologie, Ali Mendjli, Nouvelle Ville UV 03, BP E73, Constantine, Algeria
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5844.2020.00003.5

ABSTRACT:
In-vitro sunscreen activity of cream formulation containing the different extracts of M. nivellei leaves was evaluated through sun protection factor (SPF) determination, by absorption spectroscopy method. All formulations displayed high potency in photoprotection (SPF>40) at 10000 ppm when compared to the cream without extract (SPF=7). Furthermore, the free radical scavenging activity of the different extracts was measured by the DPPH assay. Ethyl acetate extract exhibited the highest potency in scavenging free radicals comparable to BHA. The photoprotective and antioxidant properties of leaves extracts of M. nivellei indicate that this plant is a promising candidate for use in cosmetic formulations.
KEYWORDS:
Myrtus nivellei; Saharan myrtle; Sunscreen activity; Sun protection factor; Antioxidant activity.
Cite:
Amira Mansour, Ghania Rahili, Chawki Bensouici. Photoprotective potential of Saharan myrtle (Myrtus nivellei) Leaves. Research J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 2020; 11(1):12-14.
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