FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL LIPSTICKS FROM CARROT (DAUCUS CAROTA L) EXTRACT
Objective: To prepare and evaluate natural lipsticks made from the standardized extract of carotenoid of carrots (Daucus carota L) with a variety of castor oil base and an irritation test.
Methods: The shade-dried coarsely powdered carrot was extracted with ethanol. The extract was subsequently standardized based on the Indonesia's herbal pharmacopoeia. Castor oil was later added as oil base with 50%, 60%, and 70% concentration. Next, lipsticks were evaluated for their physical properties and hedonic test. The open patch test analyzed by skin response was described based on the formula examination and interpreted according to the criteria established by the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group.
Results: The results showed that all the lipsticks were stable and had a good force of application while the breaking point reached 76.67â€“106.67 g. The melting points of the lipsticks containing 50%, 60%, and 70% castor oil were 56, 55, 53.5 Â°C respectively, while the pH test resulted in 4.4, 4.7, and 5.2. In addition, the hedonic test showed that respondents liked the exciting color, fragrant smell, and oily texture of the lipsticks. The lipsticks themselves did not cause any irritation, so they were safe to wear.
Conclusion: The lipstick formulations had met the physical requirements, stability standard, as well as a safety requirement.Keywords: Lipstick, Carotenoid, Carrot, Daucus carotaL, Castor oil
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