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FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF COSMETIC PREPARATIONS USING NOVEL NATURAL COLORANT FROM LANTANA CAMARA LINN (CHATURANGI) AND BOMBAX CEIBA LINN (SHAALMALI)

Dheeraj S. Randivea *, Somnath D. Bhingeb, Mangesh A. Bhutkara , Kiran P.Shejawala , Anjum S. Mullaa , Monika S. Thorata and Pranoti D.Patila

a Department of Pharmaceutics, Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy, Kasegaon, Walwa, Sangli – 415 404, Maharashtra, India

b Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy, Kasegaon, Walwa, Sangli – 415 404, Maharashtra, India

* For Correspondence: E-mail: randivedheeraj@gmail.com

 

https://doi.org/10.53879/id.59.08.12785


ABSTRACT

The present work aimed to formulate various cosmetic formulations comprising of extract of Lantana camara Linn. and Bombax ceiba Linn. as natural coloring agents. Dried and powdered leaves of L. camara Linn and dried thorn powder of B. ceiba Linn produce red color. The obtained color was used as a natural colorant in the preparation of different cosmetic preparations, namely lipstick, rouge and eye shadow. Different ingredients like bees wax, carnauba wax, white soft paraffin, castor oil and strawberry essence were used to formulate the aforesaid cosmetics using the extracted color. The formulations were evaluated for color, texture, pH, perfume stability, melting point, breaking point, softening point, surface anomalies, aging stability, thixothrophy and patch test depending upon its type. The results revealed that melting points of the prepared lipstick were observed in the range of 62-64 o C. The breaking point of all the lipstick formulations were noted in the range of 31 – 34 g. Force of application was noted to be good for all the formulations. Softening point was found to be in the range of 52.33 to 59.66 0 C. Eye shadow and rouge show good adhesion and color dispersion; patch test on volunteers showed no signs of skin irritation. The results verified that the color extracted from the dried leaves of L. camara Linn and dried thorn of B. ceiba may prove to be a beneficial choice and work as an alternative to synthetic colorants in various cosmetic formulations, which are known to cause allergic reactions and are reported to be carcinogenic.

Year 2022 | Volume No. 59 | Issue No.8 | Page No. 74-77
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