FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL TOPICAL CREAM FOR ACNE TREATMENT
Leemol Varghese*, Pasupula Sri Varsha*, Azmeera Jyothi, Pinkey Devi Choudhary, R. Meghana and B. Bhavishya
The main objective of our Research work is to explore the Anti-Acne properties of natural compounds found in herbal remedies. Acne is a significant health concern today, and traditional acne creams often found to have undesirable side effects due to addition of chemicals. To address this issue, scientists and doctors are increasingly focusing on herbal treatments. In the current study we have formulated a cream containing Anti-allergy supplements like quercetin, glycyrrhetinic acid (from liquorice), and curcumin (from turmeric) to combat the root causes of acne, targeting excess oil production, inflammation, and to kill the bacteria which causes acne. Clinical trials indicate that quercetin is highly effective in reducing acne, while glycyrrhetinic acid is widely used for skin diseases and has a remarkable impact on skin improvement. Turmeric, commonly used in India, is effective in addressing both bacterial and inflammatory aspects of acne when used as a cream. The research suggests that 5 to 10% turmeric extract in ointment form is useful for reducing acne. Future research will explore herbal medicines for treating various skin conditions. Additionally, the prepared creams underwent physical characterization tests to ensure safety and efficacy, assessing factors like appearance, pH, wash ability, consistency, lather quality, color, and irritation.
Keywords: Acne, Quercetin, Glycyrrhetinic acid, Curcumin.
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