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Study on the Herbal Active Ingredients Found in Cosmetic Products for the Skin | Original Article

Saraswati Vithalrao Vijapure*, (Dr.) Manmeet Singh Saluja, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The pursuit of physical attractiveness is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. As a result, a wide range of cosmetics have been utilised in order to appear alluring and youthful. When it comes to the cosmetics industry, herbal components are extremely popular all over the world. On the global market, there is a growing demand for herbal cosmetics, which are a gift from nature that cannot be overvalued. The formulation of herbal skin cosmetics involves the use of a variety of herbal active components, which are then combined into the cosmetic base in order to nourish the skin and treat a variety of skin conditions. When compared to cosmetics that are based on chemicals, herbal cosmetics are natural and have been demonstrated to be risk-free to use. Herbal formulations have, and always will continue to garner a significant amount of interest due to the fact that they do not contain any of the potentially hazardous synthetic compounds that, if used alone, might be damaging to the skin. Antioxidants, vitamins, essential oils, tannins, alkaloids, dyes, carbohydrates, and terpenoids are examples of the bioactive substances that may be extracted from plants. These ingredients are utilised in cosmetics to take care of the skin, as well as other regions of the body. Herbal cream, face washes, lip balms, herbal conditioners, herbal soap, and herbal shampoo are some examples of the types of herbal cosmetics that are utilised on a regular basis. Herbal cosmetics feature beneficial physiological activities such as smoothing appearance, healing, enhancing, and conditioning capabilities because they are formulated with herbal elements. The cosmetics business has shifted its attention to this rapidly developing sector since it offers a tremendous opportunity for exponential growth in the years to come. In this review, a wide variety of herbal active components that are utilised specifically for topical application on the skin are dissected in extensive detail.