Monday , 21 August 2017

Preparation and Evaluation of Cosmetic Cream Containing Fruits

Lavanya M1, Naresh Gorantla1, Srinivasa Reddy Bhavanam2
1Balaji College of Pharmacy, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2CDSCO, SR Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

A B S T R A C T
The present study was aimed to prepare and evaluate the cosmetic cream containing fruit juices of five different fruits. Different types of formulations of oil in water (o/w) type creams namely F1-F6 were formulated from the mixture of five different fruits papaya, sappota, grapes, straw berry and pineapple. The different ingredients in the cream base include sunflower oil, stearic acid, cetyl alchol, sodium hydroxide, glycerine and purified water. The evaluation of all formulations (F1-F6) was done for different parameters like organoleptic properties, pH, viscocity, spreadability and stability along with irritancy test were examined. Formulations F4and F5 showed good spreadability, good consistency, appearance, PH, ease of removal, and no evidence of phase separation during stability studies. All the formulations showed no redness, edema inflammation and irritation during irritancy studies. The present study was concluded that these creams were formulated with the naturally available fruits as the main ingredients and we found good properties for the creams and further optimization studies are required on this study to find out the benefits of fruit juice creams on human use as skin cosmetic.
Keywords: cosmetics, cream, O/W type of emulsion, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, Sodium hydroxide, spreadability, irritancy.

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