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PREPARATION AND EVALUATION OF BB CONCEALER CREAM CONTAINING NEEM OIL FOR ACNE TREATMENT
by Ms. Kalyani Sheth, 07 Apr 2020

Acne vulgaris is a chronic dermatological inflammatory disease with symptoms like redness, comedones and blemishes appearing on face and neck. Propionobacterium acnes plays an important role in this disease. Neem oil, an ayurvedic, anti-bacterial medicine is non-comedogenic. Concealer is a type of cosmetic used to mask and camouflage blemishes and imperfections visible on skin and are available as liquid, balm, cream and stick. BB creams in cosmetics is termed as “beauty balm, blemish base, blemish balm” designed to serve as foundation, moisturizer and sunscreen all at once. The current study was to develop an aesthetic BB cream combining an anti-acne activity with concealing effect. Concentrations of upto 25% w/w Neem oil was prepared and evaluated for appearance, texture, pH, spreadability, antibacterial properties and in-vitro release studies. All the formulations confirmed activity against Propionobacterium acnes. Prolonged activity of Neem oil observed at the end of 6 hours as demonstrated in vitro.

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