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Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

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Formulation and evaluation of hair enhancing cream derived from propolis ethanolic extract


11th Global Dermatologists Congress

November 14-15, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Martin R Hernandez

University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

Propolis is a resin-like material used by bees to fill large gap holes in the beehive. It has been found to possess antiinflammatory property, which stimulates hair growth in rats by inducing hair keratinocytes proliferation, causing water retention and preventing damage caused by heat, ultraviolet rays and other microorganisms without abnormalities in hair follicles. The present study aimed to formulate 10% and 30% propolis hair cream for use in enhancing hair properties. Raw propolis sample was tested for heavy metals using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy; zinc and chromium were found to be present. Likewise, propolis was extracted in a percolator using 70% ethanol and concentrated under vacuum using a rotary evaporator. The propolis extract was analyzed for total flavonoid content. Compatibility of the propolis extract with excipients was evaluated using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). No significant changes in organoleptic properties, pH and viscosity of the formulated creams were noted after four weeks of storage at 2-8 oC, 30 oC, and 40 oC. The formulated creams were found to be non-irritating based on the Modified Draize Rabbit Test. In vivo efficacy was evaluated based on thickness and tensile strength of hair grown on previously shaved rat skin. Results show that the formulated 30% propolis-based cream had greater hair enhancing properties than the 10% propolis cream, which had a comparable effect with minoxidil.

Biography :

Email: mrhernandez.025gmail.com

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