Design and in vivo evaluation of emulgel formulations including green tea extract and rose oil


Yapar E. A. , Inal O., Erdal M. S.

ACTA PHARMACEUTICA, vol.63, no.4, pp.531-543, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/acph-2013-0037
  • Journal Name: ACTA PHARMACEUTICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-543

Abstract

Prevention of skin aging and its treatment is an emerging field for development of new formulations in cosmetics. Accordingly, plant extracts with antioxidant properties are beneficial cosmetic ingredients for this purpose. This study was aimed at developing a stable and easily manufactured emulgel including green tea extract and rose oil that is effective on the barrier function and hydration of the skin. An emulgel formulation containing 20 % green tea extract and 5 % rose oil was designed as a result of pre-formulation studies. Physicochemical characterization, in vitro stability studies, in vivo water content of the stratum corneum and transepidermal water loss studies were carried out afterwards. In vivo studies on ten female subjects were evaluated by using non-invasive skin bioengineering techniques. Finally, a cosmetically acceptable, stable and effective emulgel formulation for skin barrier function with good hydrating properties was obtained for skin hydration, protection and anti-aging purposes.