K. Sunil Kumar1, K. Vishnu Vardhan2, H. Jagadeesh3, T. Beulah grace4, K. Giripriya5, R. Dileep6
1Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Sun Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kakupalli, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2,3,4,5,6Sun Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kakupalli, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
A B S T R A C T
Natural substances extracted from plants have recently been considered as potential sunscreen resources owing to high ultraviolet ray absorption and antioxidant activity. The decrease in the intensity of UV radiation reaching the skin through sunscreens may reduce the risk of sun-induced skin cancer. The present study attempts to develop sunscreen lotions, possessing broad spectrum of anti-UV radiation effectiveness with reduced concentration of chemical UV filters, from the extracts of bioactive products such as Pleiogynium cerasiferum & Polyalthia longifolia. The effectiveness of the product was evaluated using Sun Protection Factor (SPF). The aim of this study was to develop herbal topical sunscreen formulation based on some fixed oils, in combination with some medical plants. Regular use of sunscreen reduces the development of actinic keratosis, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Sunscreen may be organic or inorganic chemicals. Sunscreen is also known as sun block lotion. The product that absorb or reflect the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and protect the skin. The increasing incidence of skin cancers and photo damaging effects caused by ultraviolet radiation has increased the use of sunsreening agents, which have shown beneficial effects in reducing the symptoms.
Keywords: Pleiogynium cerasiferum, Polyalthia longifolia, skin cancer, fixed oils