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Research Journal of Topical and Cosmetic Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 20) Last page : ( 23)
Print ISSN : 0976-2981. Online ISSN : 2321-5844.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5844.2020.00005.9

Formulation and Evaluation of Medicated Lipstick using Natural Coloring Agent

Tirunagari Mamatha*, Nerella Nagadivya, Koneru Anupama, Baig Abdul Nazeem, Begum Afiya

Department of Pharmaceutics, Sultan-ul-Uloom College of Pharmacy, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: tmamatha12@gmail.com

Online published on 18 April, 2020.


Cosmoceuticals are the formulations which contain biologically active ingridients along with other excipients which acts as a beauty fix as well as personal care products. Bath soaps, serums, shampoos, lipsticks, creams etc. are some examples. Lipsticks are popularly used cosmetic right since ancient times, which contain different, waxes, oils, emollients and other synthetic and natural substances which moisturizes, protects and keeps the lips supple and hydrated. The present study focuses on the use of salicylic acidalong with naturalcoloring substance to prepare medicated lipsticks. Salicylic acid acts as keratolytic agent along with mild antiseptic properties which is remedy for inflamed, bleeding, hyper pigmented, cracked and chapped lips. This formulation was prepared by pour molding method and was subjected to various evaluation tests. It was found that it passed all the evaluation tests as was considered to be a better substitute with minimal or no side effects for lipsticks containing completely syntheticingredients.



Cosmeceuticals, medicated lipsticks, keratolytic agent, antiseptics, salicylic acid.


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