IDAAM Publications

Volume 1

January-March 2023

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.