Author(s): Rutuja Bhide, Durga Madasu, Poonam Patil, Navami Dayal, Omkar Koppaka, Shamshad Ather, Mansee Thakur


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00215   

Address: Rutuja Bhide1, Durga Madasu2, Poonam Patil1, Navami Dayal3, Omkar Koppaka1, Shamshad Ather1, Mansee Thakur1*
1Department of Medical Biotechnology, MGM School of Biomedical Sciences, MGMIHS, Kamothe, Sector - 1, Navi Mumbai.
2Director and CEO, Kanha Creative Consumer Care Pvt. Ltd. 204, L Wing, Yash Paradise, Sector 8, Arioli, Maharashtra.
3School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, D Y Patil Deemed to be University, Navi Mumbai Plot 50, Sector 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2023

The primary goal of this research was to develop and test a herbal sunscreen cream containing Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosasinensis) and Rose flower extracts (Rosaceae). Hibiscus and Rose extractswere used in the formulation of oil in water (O/W) emulsion-based cream. Flower extracts were preparedusing the Soxhlet apparatus. The physicochemical parameters of the formulated herbal sunscreen creams were tested, including colour, odour, spreadability, pH, and viscosity.The centrifugation process was used to conduct the stability and sensitivity tests. A UV Spectrophotometric method of Mansur et al. was used to calculate the in-vitro SPF of the formulations. The flower extract-based sunscreen cream provided high absorbance in the 290-320nm wavelength range, with an SPF of 38.12-42.24. The ProShine MBTMGMIHS herbal formulation was found to be stable, spreadable, homogeneous, non-greasy, and displayed no signs of phase separation. The pH of the cream was found to between 5.5-6 which is nearer to the skin's pH.Also, after the microbial evaluation of ProShine MBTMGMIHS herbal sunscreen, no bacterial or fungal contamination was observed after incubation for a long period.We may assume from the study's findings that the formulated sunscreen can greatly improve and add to the UV absorption properties of conventional sunscreen formulations. It would also aid in the broadening of the sunscreen's UV defence performance, with the added benefit of preventing the negative and undesirable effects of synthetic sunscreen compounds.

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Rutuja Bhide, Durga Madasu, Poonam Patil, Navami Dayal, Omkar Koppaka, Shamshad Ather, Mansee Thakur. Formulation, Characterization and In Vitro Evaluation of ProShine MBTMGMIHS Herbal Sunscreen cream containing Flower Extract. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(3):1309-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00215

Rutuja Bhide, Durga Madasu, Poonam Patil, Navami Dayal, Omkar Koppaka, Shamshad Ather, Mansee Thakur. Formulation, Characterization and In Vitro Evaluation of ProShine MBTMGMIHS Herbal Sunscreen cream containing Flower Extract. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(3):1309-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00215   Available on:

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