FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF VANISHING HERBAL CREAM OF CRUDE DRUGSAbstract
The purpose of the present research work was to formulate and evaluate vanishing herbal cream. Herbal creams offer several advantages over other creams. The majority of existing creams which has prepared from drugs of synthetic origin and give extras fairness to face, but it has several side effects such as itching or several allergic reactions. Herbal creams do not have any of these side effects; without side effects, it gives the fairness look to the skin. The method carried out to prepare herbal cream was very simple. Firstly, the oil phase was prepared, the mixture of stearic acid (17%), potassium hydroxide (0.5%), sodium carbonate (0.5%) were melted at 70 ºC. Secondly, the aqueous phase was prepared, a mixture of alcoholic extract of crude drugs, including C. officinalis and A. indica, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, are commercially available as extracts and in the different formulation to be used either for cosmetic purposes or for medical use. Glycerin (6%), perfume (0.5%), water (71%) heated at 70 ºC. Then aqueous phase was added into the oil phase at 70 ºC with continuous stirring. Now, once the transfer was completed, it was allowed to come at room temperature all the while being stirred. The perfume was added at last just before the finished product was transferred to a suitable container. The above prepared herbal cream was evaluated. The physical parameters such as pH, homogeneity by visual and by touch, appearance (color), rubout (Spreadability, wetness), washability, consistency, Patch test, irritancy test, accelerated stability studies, type of smear, emolliency were determined. Further, studies are needed to investigate this formulation for its performance.
S. Prajakta * and K. Shahu
Department of Pharmaceutics, SMBT College of Pharmacy, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
20 April 2020
22 August 2020
28 August 2020
01 September 2020