Formulation and characterization of herbal lipstick using colored pigment of Punica granatum
Herbal Cosmetics are in rising demand in the world market as these are the priceless gift of nature with enhanced activity and lesser or no side effects. The concept of beauty and use of natural cosmetics is as primordial as mankind and civilization. Herbal cosmetics as the name suggests are natural and free from all the destructive artificial chemicals. The present work was aimed to formulate herbal lipstick by using various natural ingredients like concentrated juice of pomegranate seeds (Punica granatum), shikakai, dried ginger powder, lemon juice, coconut oil, bees wax, paraffin wax, strawberry essence, vanilla essence and so on. The formulated herbal lipstick was evaluated and various parameters such as color, melting point, breaking point, force of application, surface anomalies, pH, skin irritation test and aging stability were determined and reported herewith.
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