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Formulation and evaluation of carrot seed oil-based cosmetic emulsions

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  • 1 a School of Pharmaceutical Sciences , IFTM University , Moradabad , India.
  • PMID: 29737890
  • DOI: 10.1080/14764172.2018.1469769

Formulation and evaluation of carrot seed oil-based cosmetic emulsions

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  • 1 a School of Pharmaceutical Sciences , IFTM University , Moradabad , India.
  • PMID: 29737890
  • DOI: 10.1080/14764172.2018.1469769

Abstract

The present study deals with the evaluation of antiaging potential of carrot seed oil-based cosmetic emulsions. Briefly, cosmetic emulsions composed of carrot seed oil in varying proportions (2, 4, and 6% w/v) were prepared using the hydrophile-lipophile balance (HLB) technique. Coconut oil, nonionic surfactants (Tween 80 and Span 80), and xanthan gum were used as the oil phase, emulgent, and emulsion stabilizer, respectively. The formed emulsions were evaluated for various physical, chemical, and biochemical parameters such as the zeta potential, globule size measurement, antioxidant activity, sun protection factor (SPF), skin irritation, and biochemical studies. The zeta potential values ranged from -43.2 to -48.3, indicating good stability. The polydispersity index (PDI) of various emulsion formulations ranged from 0.353 to 0.816. 1,1-Diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl- (DPPH) and nitric oxide-free radical scavenging activity showed the antioxidant potential of the prepared carrot seed oil emulsions. The highest SPF value (6.92) was shown by F3 having 6%w/v carrot seed oil. Histopathological data and biochemical analysis (ascorbic acid (ASC) and total protein content) suggest that these cosmetic emulsions have sufficient potential to be used as potential skin rejuvenating preparations.

Keywords: Antiaging; Carrot seed oil; Cosmetic; Emulsions.

The present study deals with the evaluation of antiaging potential of carrot seed oil-based cosmetic emulsions. Briefly, cosmetic emulsions composed of carrot seed oil in varying proportions (2, 4, and 6% w/v) were prepared using the hydrophile-lipophile balance (HLB) technique. Coconut oil, nonioni …

Does Raspberry Seed Oil Offer Natural SPF?

There has been much discussion and controversy regarding healthy sun protection. Chemical sunscreens have been proven to be carcinogenic or endocrine disrupting and although mineral sunscreens appear to be safer, its unclear how these minerals are being processed or manufactured. We are so afraid of skin cancer and are told to slather ourselves with sunscreen and avoid the sun. It’s important to understand that the sun naturally boosts the production of melatonin, serotonin and Vitamin D that are critical to our health. Rather than avoiding the sun, we need to practice responsible sun exposure and sun protection.

Did you know that natural sun protection can be found in plant oils?

According to a 2000 study, raspberry seed oil offers UVA + UVB protection similar to titanium dioxide with a 28-50 SPF protection factor against UVB rays and 8 SPF against UVA rays.

We do not suggest using red raspberry seed oil as your sun protection for a full day in the sun due to its low UVA coverage. We prefer to recommend wearing a hat and staying out of the sun during peak hours. When choosing a sunscreen, choose one that contains non-nano zinc oxide and be sure to reapply it every 2 hours that you’re in the sun. A sunscreen should contain a high UVA rating and an SPF 30 (which indicates levels of UVB protection). Sunscreens with high UVB + low UVA protection offer a false sense of security. Just because you’re not burning, it doesn’t meant that you aren’t creating sun damage. Sunburn is nature’s alarm system, which you turn off with high SPF sunscreens. If you’re turning pink it’s time to get out of the sun!

When choosing skin care products with natural sun protection to strengthen the skin, we do recommend seeking out products that contain the following oils:

Raspberry Seed Oil is rich in omega 3 + 6 fatty acids and antioxidants. It offers UVA and UVB sun protection and is similar to titanium dioxide protection, found in most mineral sunscreens. In addition to providing SPF 8 UVA and SPF 28-50 UVB protection, it also helps heal eczema and psoriasis as well as prevents stretch marks.

Carrot Seed Oil (not to be confused with Carrot Seed essential oil) is a vegetable oil rich in antioxidants, contains antiseptic qualities and offers SPF of 38-40.

Jojoba Oil, rich in Vit A + E effectively treats bruises, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped dry skin. It closely resembles skin’s natural sebum, making it an ideal replenishment oil. Jojoba contains anti-inflammatory Myristic acid with SPF 4.

Coconut Oil is one of the most versatile natural oils that can be used for cooking, baking and applying on your hair and skin for SPF 2-8.

Wheatgerm Oil is rich in Vit E and antioxidants to repair cell damage and provides SPF 20.

Avocado Oil contains mono-saturated fats that form a protective layer over the skin to prevent sun tanning and offer SPF 4-15.

Soy Bean Oil is often used in Chinese cooking, use it for light hydration and SPF 10.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is healthy to consume, provides antioxidants to repair cell damage and an SPF 2-8.

Macadamia Nut Oil is rich in phosphorus, potassium, Vit E and cinnamic acid that contributes to the oil’s SPF 6 protection.

Almond Oil is rich in Vit E, nourishes the skin while offering SPF 5.

There has been much discussion and controversy regarding healthy sun protection. Chemical sunscreens have been proven to be carcinogenic or endocrine disrupting and although mineral sunscreens appear to be safer, its unclear how these minerals are being processed or manufactured. We are so afraid of skin cancer and are