Formulation and evaluation of post laser herbal cream

Dr. Neeru Vasudeva


Aim and Objectives: Herbal creams offer several advantages over other cream. The purpose of the present research work was to formulate and evaluate post laser moisturizing herbal cream. A moisturizing cream (oil in water)-based formulation containing extract, namely beta-vulgaris extract (1%) and Glycyrrhiza glabra root extract (1%), intended for post laser therapy was developed with an aim to provide moisture and UVA/UVB protection. Methodology: Post laser treatment was assessed by previously reported ice bags, menthol packs, and stubborn anti-scarring ointment method. By discovering different types of formulations, such as oil in water, we were able to create several moisturizing creams, respectively, classified from F1 to F12, by incorporating different concentrations of natural emollients by stirring method. Further, the formulated cream was evaluated for various stability parameters. Result: The preparation was stable under normal storage conditions and also passed through different storage conditions at room temperatures: 25°C, 40°C, and 2–8°C. The initial physicochemical parameters of formulations, i.e., pH was near about 5.8, which lies in the normal pH range of the skin, viscosity, spreadability, extrude ability and stability, moisture content, centrifugation, and specific gravity were also examined. Herbal moisturizing cream did not produce any skin irritation, i.e., erythema and edema when applied over the skin. The cream is for all skin types, especially moderate to dry. It relieved and cooled the treated area. This cream facilitated re-pigmentation by stimulating melanocytic proliferation and removed stubborn scars and wrinkles.

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