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Cosmetics 2017, 4(2), 12; doi:10.3390/cosmetics4020012

Comparative Analysis of Four Facial Foundation Lotions with Reference to Its Antioxidant Richness and Bio-Safety

Department of Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology, HIT Campus, Purba Medinipur, Haldia (West Bengal), Haldia 721657, India
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Enzo Berardesca
Received: 13 March 2017 / Revised: 21 April 2017 / Accepted: 28 April 2017 / Published: 3 May 2017
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Abstract

The market these days is a hub of a variety of commercially available cosmetic products, and foundation makeup to be precise, containing various types of important bioactive compounds both from natural and synthetic sources. The current study explores the usage of foundation lotions among undergraduate female students of an engineering college in West Bengal, India, and its antioxidant potential such as free radical scavenging, anti-lipid peroxidation, and reducing power. Red Blood Corpuscles hemolysis assay was also tested for evaluating it safety measures. Results confirmed the presence of antioxidant-related bioactive components and hence the antioxidant property in each brand tested, albeit in varying degrees. Free radical scavenging, anti-lipid peroxidation, and reducing power were also exhibited by all samples tested. Hemolytic activity was not significantly noted among the foundations, though each exhibited different results. Lotion with the least bioactive components exhibited high hemolytic activity. The findings of this study reveal the secret behind the usefulness of foundation lotions on the basis of antioxidant contents and free radical scavenging activity. The results of this study confirmed that it is very unlikely that all the essential qualities of a good cosmetic product will be present all at once. View Full-Text
Keywords: antioxidant capacity; chemical analysis; foundation lotions; free radicals; hemolysis; polyphenol; safety testing antioxidant capacity; chemical analysis; foundation lotions; free radicals; hemolysis; polyphenol; safety testing
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Singh, M.; Seth, P.; Poddar, S. Comparative Analysis of Four Facial Foundation Lotions with Reference to Its Antioxidant Richness and Bio-Safety. Cosmetics 2017, 4, 12.

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