Green Formulations: Not All Components Are Equal

Mar 1, 2008 | Contact Author | By: A. Cristoni, G. Maramaldi and C. Artaria, Indena SpA
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Title: Green Formulations: Not All Components Are Equal
natural cosmeticsx skin healthx safetyx efficacyx qualityx
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Keywords: natural cosmetics | skin health | safety | efficacy | quality

Abstract: In the consumer’s mind, a natural or green cosmetic is automatically safe; however, the safety, quality and efficacy of botanical ingredients used in formulations need to be carefully assessed. Stability is also an important issue. Current research is directing analyses of final formulations to evaluate not only their cosmetic raw materials, but also their active materials.

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Nature has always been a generous source of wellness for mankind. Since ancient times, the healing properties of various plants have represented the first medicines and cosmetics. The study of tribal and native traditions has many times laid the foundation to successfully isolate new and effective cosmetic active ingredients.

Modern functional cosmetics represent valid alternatives to dermatological treatments for preventing the signs of aging, and the plant kingdom can provide many active compounds to counteract those signs, including: skin tone and elasticity loss, wrinkle formation capillary fragility and increased skin sensitivity.

However, natural ingredients require specific expertise not only in their research, but also in their analysis and formulation. The quality of botanical extracts, which needs to be standardized, is a crucial point for the quality of the final formulation, among others.

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Table 1. Raw material characteristics

 Table 1. Raw material characteristics

Table 2. Standardization and analysis

 Table 2. Standardization and analysis 

Figure 1. Case study: Bilberry

 Figure 1. Case study: Bilberry

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