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Formulation and Evaluation of Moisturizer Prepared from Natural Sources

Abstract

Ambikar R. B.*1, Singh C. K.1, Powar P. V.1, Sharma P. H.1

Moisturizers are bland oleaginous substances that are used to replace natural skin oils, to cover tiny fissures in the skin, and to provide a soothing protective film. Moisturizers are used in various diseases like Psoriasis, Menopause and in skincare during chemotherapy. The aim of this study is to formulate moisturizer using natural sources and evaluation of in vitro moisture retention. As. there is several disadvantages of chemical based moisturizer; so polymers, mineral oil, petroleum is replaced with Black sesame oil and Pure ghee as it have several benefits. Black sesame oil contains Vitamin E acts as excellent antioxidant which is useful as natural sunscreen moisturizer and Ghee has natural retinol (vitamin A) in it that helps in repairing skin. In-vitro moisture retention was compared between Black sesame oil, Pure ghee and glycerin. Both ingredients showed comparable moisture retention than the glycerin. Moisturizers are formulated using black sesame oil and pure ghee and; evaluated for various parameter. In-vitro comparison of moisture retention of natural moisturizers is done with marketed preparation and both preparations also showed moderate moisture.

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