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FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL LIPSTICK USING NATURAL COLORANTS

Devika R. Kotekar*, Rakshata Desai, Nagesh C., Suma N., Pratiksha Patil and Aishwarya Patil

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The objective of the study was to formulate and evaluate herbal lipstick using natural colorants. The aim was to prepare beet root powder and alkanet root oil, prepare herbal lipstick using beet root powder and alkanet oil and to evaluate the prepared lipsticks. Lipstick formulations are most widely used to enhance the beauty of lips and add glamours touch to the makeup. Herbal lipsticks offer advantages like they are nontoxicity, safe, cost effective, pigments used are from commonly available plants and vegetables. The preparation of herbal lipsticks is done by using various natural ingredients like beet root, alkanet root, tomato, henna, red sandalwood, carrot etc. The effort was made to frame herbal lipstick by using coloured natural pigments of alkanet and beet root and the lipsticks were evaluated on paraments such as melting point, breaking point, pH parameter, spreadability to obtain a satisfactory product. The preparation of these lipsticks includes natural ingredients like alkanet root, beet root, coconut oil, bees wax. The lipstick containing beet root and alkanet root were found to be satisfactory with desired properties such as colour, smoothness and spreadability. The present work concluded that use of herbal ingredients in the preparation of lipsticks have minimal or no side effects. This formulation has the potential to increase consumer acceptance because of the alternative natural ingredients and harmless colorant used.

Keywords: Beta vulgaris, Alkanna tinctoria, Herbal lipstick, Cosmetics, Natural colourant.


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