Survey and Health Assessment of New Cosmetic Product Based on Natural Ingredients

N. GERGINOVA1, E. IVANOVA1, K. BOZHANCHEV1, S. GENEVA1 and A. TACHEV2
1 Sofia University “St. Klmient Ohridski”, Faculty of Biology, BG – 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
2 National Center of Public Health and Analysis, BG – 1431 Sofia Bulgaria

Abstract

Gerginova, N., E. Ivanova, K. Bozhanchev, S. Geneva and A. Tachev, 2013. Survey and health assessment of new cosmetic product based on natural ingredients. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., Supplement 2, 19: 204–207

 

The modern trends in cosmetics are orientated towards searching for the use of more natural products. The purpose of this research is to analyze the qualities of a new cosmetic product (hand-made cosmetics), made entirely of natural products. For the creation of the product, a set of classical technologies was used: gradually adding the raw material, mixing and dissolving until a stable and homogenized product is created. The order in which the compounds were added is based on their physicochemical properties. The product has passed the standard quality tests: pH of 10 g.kg-1 water solution, thermo stability, homogeneity and a microbiological analysis. The cosmetic product includes ingredients used in our and some other less popular national medicines. For the base of the mixture were used ostrich oil (Oleum Struthio) and beeswax (Cera flava). Their healthy effect was enforced with almond oil (Oleum Amygdalae) and wheat germ (Oleum Tritici germinis). The characteristic aroma was achieved with the use of cinnamon oil (Oleum Cinnamoni) which further strengthens the bioactive effect. The nature of the used substances does not require additional use of emulators and preservatives. Due to the non-specific purposefulness of the components, the vaseline is expected to have a wide variety of effects such as: protection, anti-wrinkle, anti-scratch and moisturizing effect. It can also help for prevention of skin irritation, scar removal and skin nutrition.

Key words: cosmetics, vaseline, natural product, microbiology, ostrich oil

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