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Indian J Pharm Sci. 2008 Jul-Aug;70(4):539-42. doi: 10.4103/0250-474X.44615.

Formulation and evaluation of exotic fat based cosmeceuticals for skin repair.

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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT), Mumbai-400 019, India.

Abstract

Mango butter was explored as a functional, natural supplement and active skin ingredient in skin care formulations. A foot care cream was developed with mango butter to evaluate its medicinal value and protective function in skin repair. Qualitative comparison and clinical case studies of the product were carried out. Wound healing potential of foot care cream was investigated on the rat excision and incision wound models. Results of the clinical studies demonstrated complete repair of worn and cracked skin in all the human volunteers. Furthermore, foot care cream exhibited significant healing response in both the wound models. The project work could be concluded as establishment of high potential for mango butter to yield excellent emolliency for better skin protection. Improving the product features and medicinal functionality further validate mango butter as a specialty excipient in development of cosmeceuticals and has an immense value for its commercialization.

KEYWORDS:

Mango butter; foot care cream; skin repair; wound healing

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