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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Formulation and evaluation of poly-herbal UV protecting cream

Author(s):

Shefali Joshi, Khushboo Vaghela, Divyakant Patel, Abhishek Mishra and Punit Patel

Abstract:

UV radiations which constitutes of about 10% of total output of solar radiations, have known to cause various skin conditions such as erythema, sunburn, hyperplasia, immunosuppression, photo-aging, melano-genesis and DNA damage that can lead to skin cancer, on long term exposure. Sunscreens have expanded worldwide as an integral part of the photo-protection strategy based on its ability to reflect, absorb or scatter the sunlight. But majority of the marketed sunscreens containing synthetic agents, produce negative effects on the skin such as skin burning, dermatitis etc. Thus, the need for natural UV protecting agents arise. Numerous phyto-constituents that are present in herbal actives agents have been shown to prevent and treat various skin conditions. The present research work, to formulate poly-herbal UV protecting lotion includes herbal extracts like Aloe Vera, Turmeric, Orange, Green tea, Coconut oil as natural UV filter which consists of flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids, carotenoids, alkaloids, and phenolic compounds that have shown promising UV protecting ability. 5 trials batches of lotion base were prepared, individual SPF value of selected herbal actives was performed and based on it the concentration in final product was decided. The prepared lotion was found to be safe and was evaluated for various parameters and based on observations it was found to be of O/W type emulsion with pH, compatible with skin that gave homogeneous, emollient, non-greasy appearance after the application with significant antioxidant activity and SPF value. Thus, all selected extracts were good choice to use as ingredient in lotion that can provide significant action against UV.

Pages: 26-31  |  90 Views  31 Downloads


International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Research
How to cite this article:
Shefali Joshi, Khushboo Vaghela, Divyakant Patel, Abhishek Mishra and Punit Patel. Formulation and evaluation of poly-herbal UV protecting cream. Int. J. Pharmacogn. Pharm. Res. 2024;6(1):26-31. DOI: 10.33545/26647168.2024.v6.i1a.65
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