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Formulation and evaluation of Lipstick, Rouge and Eye shadow using colored pigment from the extract of Piper betel and Acacia catechu
by Mr. dheeraj, 05 Aug 2019

The present work aimed to formulate various cosmetic formulations comprising of extract of Piper betel and Acacia catechu and limestone as a coloring agent to minimize the side effects of associated with synthetic colorants. Women prefer natural products over synthetic chemicals for their personal care and to enhance their beauty. Nowadays, herbal cosmetics are gaining importance as most compared to other beauty products, since natural cosmetics are safe to use. Synthetic coloring agents may cause allergic reactions and are reported to be carcinogenic. Different natural ingredients such as Bees wax, Carnauba wax, White soft paraffin, castor oil, strawberry essence, rice starch and lemon juice etc were used to formulate herbal lipstick, rouge, and eye shadow along with extracted color. Different evaluation tests were carried out to evaluate the prepared formulations such as color, texture, pH, perfume stability, melting point, breaking point, softening point, surface anomalies, aging stability, thixothophy, skin irritation test. The results of evaluation tests revealed that melting point of the prepared lipstick formulation were observed in the range of 61-63oC. The breaking point of all the prepared lipstick formulations noted in the range of 30 – 33 gm. Force of application was noted to be good for all the formulations. Thixotrophy character was observed in the range of 9.2 ±0.3 to 9.6 ±0.1.Softening point was found to be in the range 52.33 to 60.33 0C. Eye shadow and rouge shows good adhesion property proper, color dispersion, with melting point 480C patch test on volunteer showed no signs of skin irritation. The results of the study verified that the color extracted from Piper betel and Acacia catechu may prove to be a lucrative option and act as a substitute for synthetic colorants in various cosmetic formulations.

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