Formulation and evaluation of herbal mascara by using Xanthan Gum
Akshay R Yadav, Vaibhavi A Soundatti
Mascara is a cosmetic that is widely used to enhance eyelashes. It can darken the eyelashes, thicken, lengthen, and/or describe them. The modern mascara formulation usually has different formulations in one of three forms-liquid, powder, or cream; however, most contain the same basic components of pigments, oils, waxes, and preservatives. A liquid in a tube is the most common form of mascara. The present study was carried out using xanthan gum as a natural polymer to formulate herbal mascara. Xanthan gum polymer was used due to the side effects of the available synthesis. By the o/w emulsion method, various batches of herbal mascaras were prepared and evaluated on the parameters viz., skin irritation and patch test.
Keywords: Mascara, Xanthan Gum, Formulation, Evaluation.