Mon, 18 Dec 2017

Preparation and Evaluation of Herbal Peel Off Face Mask

Darsika.C1, Sowmya.K.V1, Suganya.K1, X. Fatima Grace1*, S.Shanmuganathan1

1. Faculty of Pharmacy, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai- 600116.


ABSTRACT

Skin is the protective layer of the body exposed to environmental pollution hence, it is essential to protect the skin .The skin on face can be protected by applying various cosmetics intended specially for facial application. It can be a cream, lotion, face mask or peel off mask etc. Peel off mask can be used as the remedy to treat facial skin related problems such as wrinkles, ageing, acne and it can also be used to close the pores. The open pores can cause deposition of dust and result in white heads. Peel off mask can be used for cleansing and moisturizing the skin. Most of the face peel off mask is prepared by polymers which can form thin layer on face. Peel off mask is available in gel form and as dry form. Dead skin cells can be removed by applying peel off mask. Mask can remain on the face for 5-30 minutes, the duration can be varied depending on the ingredients used. Some peel off mask required whole night for better result. It can be prepared with synthetic and herbal ingredients. In this work, the peel off mask was prepared with herbal ingredients such as apple, apricot, orange peel, cucumber, beetroot and other ingredients like polyvinyl alcohol, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol 400, methyl paraben, lactic acid and water. The preparation was evaluated for its physical characteristics and it was found to have the entire desired characteristics of a peel off mask.

Keywords: Peel off mask, herbal, Acne, apple, walnut, cucumber, orange peel.


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