Next Article in Journal
Multi-Response Optimization in the Formulation of a Topical Cream from Natural Ingredients
Previous Article in Journal
Coffee Silverskin: A Review on Potential Cosmetic Applications
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessFeature PaperArticle
Cosmetics 2018, 5(1), 6; doi:10.3390/cosmetics5010006

New Oils for Cosmetic O/W Emulsions: In Vitro/In Vivo Evaluation

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of Pernambuco, Cidade Universitária, 50740-525 Recife, PE, Brazil
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 22 November 2017 / Revised: 26 December 2017 / Accepted: 26 December 2017 / Published: 4 January 2018
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [4129 KB, uploaded 4 January 2018]   |  


The aim of this study was to design new cosmetic formulations containing oils from catolé, licuri and spent coffee grounds, and to evaluate their immediate and long-term effects on skin barrier function and skin hydration. Nonionic oil-in-water (o/w) emulsions were prepared and physicochemically characterized. The effects of the formulations were assessed by volunteers and by measuring the water content of the epidermis (WCE) and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) both two hours and 20 days after daily application. The irritation potential was evaluated using three different methods: the Hen’s egg chorioallantoic membrane test (HET-CAM); the observation of undesirable effects after skin formulation application, and by using the L*a*b* system to verify changes in skin coloring. The results obtained showed that the formulations containing 10% of these oils presented promising characteristics in the improvement of hydration and skin barrier function when compared to the baseline values and with the placebo cream. According to the sensory evaluation performed, all creams were found to have great acceptability. View Full-Text
Keywords: cosmetic creams; skin hydration; catolé; licuri; spent coffee grounds; Hen’s egg chorioallantoic membrane test cosmetic creams; skin hydration; catolé; licuri; spent coffee grounds; Hen’s egg chorioallantoic membrane test

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Sousa, G.D.; de Souza Dantas, I.M.F.; de Santana, D.P.; Leal, L.B. New Oils for Cosmetic O/W Emulsions: In Vitro/In Vivo Evaluation. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 6.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Cosmetics EISSN 2079-9284 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top