Record number :
2536290
Title of article :
Enhancement of Human Cheek Skin Texture by Acacia Nilotica Bark Extract Cream
Author/Authors :
Ali, Atif Islamia University of Bahawalpur - Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine - Department of Pharmacy, Pakistan , Akhtar, Naveed Islamia University of Bahawalpur - Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine - Department of Pharmacy, Pakistan , Khan, Haji Muhammad S. Islamia University of Bahawalpur - Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine - Department of Pharmacy, Pakistan
From page :
323
To page :
327
Abstract :
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of a topical application of a cream formulation containing extract of Acacia nilotica bark extract on human cheek skin texture. Methods: A cream containing 3 % concentrated extract of Acacia nilotica bark was developed by entrapping the extract in the internal aqueous phase of the cream having strong antioxidant activity. A similar cream but without the extract was also prepared. Each of the formulations was applied to the cheeks of 11 human volunteers for a period of three months. Both cream formulations were assessed, using Visioscan VC 98, for various parameters including texture parameters (energy, contrast and variance) as well as for skin roughness (Ser), skin scaliness (SEsc), skin smoothness (SEsm) and skin wrinkles (Sew).Results: Unlike the cream base, the extract cream exhibited steady, significant improvement in skin parameters over the 3-month period of application. Images showed visible improvement of the overall skin appearance and reduction of fine lines by the extract cream. Furthermore, skin texture (variance and contrast) and SELS (SEr, SEsc, SEsm and SEw) parameters showed significant decline (p 0.05) and the texture parameter of energy showed significant increase (p 0.05).Conclusion: Our findings indicate that the cream containing 3 % Acacia nilotica bark extract possesses anti-aging effect and improves skin surface appearance..
Keywords :
Acacia nilotica , Cream , Visioscan VC 98 , Skin texture , Anti , aging
Journal title :
Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
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