Formulating O/W Emulsions with Plant-Based Actives: A Stability Challenge for an Effective Product
AbstractQuality, safety, and efficacy concerns added to instability, poor absorption, and the dispersion of actives are common problems while formulating plant-based cosmetics. Furthermore, a correct balance between the stability of the emulsion, the sensory profile, and the high efficacy has to be considered to formulate an effective product. In this paper, we demonstrate that rheology is a methodological tool that can be used while designing a new product. In particular, we developed an O/W emulsion which is easy to spread on irritated skin, and that can soothe the redness and discomfort caused by the exposure to both physical and chemical irritating agents. The green active mixture consists of three natural raw materials: Bosexil®, Zanthalene®, and Xilogel®. Each ingredient has a well-demonstrated efficacy in terms of soothing, anti-itching, and moisturizing properties respectively. Starting from the selection of a new green emulsifying system, through the analysis of the rheological properties, we obtained a stable and easy-to-apply o/w emulsion. The efficacy of the optimized product was assessed in vitro on intact and injured skin using the SkinEthic™ Reconstituted Human Epidermis (RHE) as a biological model. View Full-Text
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Semenzato, A.; Costantini, A.; Meloni, M.; Maramaldi, G.; Meneghin, M.; Baratto, G. Formulating O/W Emulsions with Plant-Based Actives: A Stability Challenge for an Effective Product. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 59.
Semenzato A, Costantini A, Meloni M, Maramaldi G, Meneghin M, Baratto G. Formulating O/W Emulsions with Plant-Based Actives: A Stability Challenge for an Effective Product. Cosmetics. 2018; 5(4):59.Chicago/Turabian Style
Semenzato, Alessandra; Costantini, Alessia; Meloni, Marisa; Maramaldi, Giada; Meneghin, Martino; Baratto, Gianni. 2018. "Formulating O/W Emulsions with Plant-Based Actives: A Stability Challenge for an Effective Product." Cosmetics 5, no. 4: 59.
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