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Naturals in Cosmetics

Naturals in Cosmetics

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 Naturals in Cosmetics & Personal Care Products
Cosmetics: these are articles (solids, semi-solids, liquids, powders) intended to be rubbed (e.g.,toothpaste, facials, fairness creams), sprinkled (e.g. talc, eye shadow) or sprayed (e.g. perfumes,deodorant), introduced in to (e.g. contact lenses, kajal) or otherwise applied to the human body for cleansing (e.g. face wash, body wash), beautifying (lipsticks, nail polishes) and promotion of attractiveness or altering the appearance. Natural Ingredients: any plant (e.g. alove vera, neem) or minerals (e.g. titanium oxide, zinc oxide)directly coming from the agriculture production or from physical methods like extraction, percolation,decoction etc.Classification of Naturals on the Basis of Source:1.Herbal source2.Minerals source3.Animal sourceHerbal source or botanicals plays a major role in the today’s world of cosmetics. As the people becoming more aware towards their health, considering that all the natural or natural preparations or herbs containing preparations are safer than the synthetic or organic preparations.1.Herbal source: these are used asI) Active ingredientII) Excepient.i)Herbs as active ingredient in:a)Hair care products
Shampoo: Soapnuts, Shikakai, Caryocar glabrum, Hibiscus, Heena.
Anti dandruff Shampoos e.g. Neem, Ambla, Vernonia missurica, Tulsi.
Hair growth & thickners: Amla, Vanilla griffithii, Canarim oleosum, Seasame seed oil.
Skin care products.
Facial/face wash: Rose water, Red sandal wood, Cone flower.
Moisturizer: Alove vera, Honey, Sea Same Seed Oil
Skin acne: Apricot Oil, Soya Bean Oil, Sea Same Oil, Walnut, Cone Flower.
Sun cream: Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Peanut Oil.
Astringents: Honey, Pomegranate
Fairness creams: Turmeric, Sandalwood Paste, Lotus, Saffron Paste.
Oral care products: Anise, Cinnamon, Myrrh, Neem,Holy Basil.
Anti aging preparations: Albizzia Lebbeck, Butea Superb, Emblica Officinalis,Rice Bran.II) Naturals as excepients:
Perfumes: Essential Oil, Anise Oil, Peppermint, Rose Oil, Lemon Grass Oil.
Viscosity enhancers: Bees Wax, Paraffin.
Body building: Agar, Gum Acacia.
Thickeners: Coconut, Carica Papaya, Caminaria Digitata, Macrocryptis Pyrifera.
Preservatives: Clove Oil, Coriander Oil.
Gums: Gum tree, Gum Acacia.
Colorants: Heena, Rhubarb, Safflower. 
Minerals: They are widely used in cosmetics for their pearliness, coloring and bulk forming properties.
3.Minerals with their use:
Lipstick Pearlescence: Titniym Oxide, Mica, Focus Algin, Bromine Mannite, Iron Oxide.
Antiperspirants: Aluminum Chloride, Aluminium Chloralhydrate.
Animal source:
it includes milk, egg, placenta, hormones and bonepowder.
Milk: Mainly provide milk lipids, mik proteins, casin,
Placenta: The extracts from it are useful in skin softening effect mainly contains blood proteins,various enzymes etc.
Egg: It is excellent moisturizer, good vehicle, and a good absorption property too. it is mainlyused in face creams, hair lotions and hair dressings.
Personal Care Products
There is a huge range of such products, they mainly includesi.Bath productsii.Eye cosmeticsiii.Hair care productsiv.Hair colorantsv.Lipsticksvi.Nail care productsvii.Perfumesviii.Shaving productsix.Skin care productsx.Tooth paste

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