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Cosmetics 2018, 5(1), 13; doi:10.3390/cosmetics5010013

Personal-Care Products Formulated with Natural Antioxidant Extracts

Departamento de Enxeñería Química, Universidade de Vigo (Campus Ourense), Edificio Politécnico, As Lagoas, Ourense 32004, Spain
Departamento de Imaxe Persoal, IES Lauro Olmo, O Barco de Valdeorras, Ourense 32350, Spain
Departamento de Química Analítica, Universidade de Vigo (Campus Ourense), Edificio Politécnico, As Lagoas, Ourense 32004, Spain
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Received: 5 December 2017 / Revised: 28 December 2017 / Accepted: 16 January 2018 / Published: 18 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products)
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential use of some vegetal raw materials in personal-care products. Four ethanolic extracts (grape pomace, Pinus pinaster wood chips, Acacia dealbata flowers, and Lentinus edodes) were prepared and total phenolics, monomeric sugars, and antioxidant capacity were determined on alcoholic extracts. Six of the most important groups of cosmetics products (hand cream, body oil, shampoo, clay mask, body exfoliating cream, and skin cleanser) were formulated. Participants evaluated some sensory attributes and overall acceptance by a 10-point scale; the results showed differences among age-intervals, but not between males and females. The results confirmed that all extracts presented characteristics appropriate for their use in cosmetic formulations and their good acceptability by consumers into all cosmetic products. Texture/appearance, spreadability, and skin feeling are important attributes among consumer expectations, but odor and color were the primary drivers and helped differentiate the natural extracts added into all personal-care products. View Full-Text
Keywords: grape pomace; pine wood; acacia flowers; shiitake; cosmetics; sensory acceptability grape pomace; pine wood; acacia flowers; shiitake; cosmetics; sensory acceptability

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Soto, M.L.; Parada, M.; Falqué, E.; Domínguez, H. Personal-Care Products Formulated with Natural Antioxidant Extracts. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 13.

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