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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2010, Volume : 3, Issue : 4
First page : ( 1033) Last page : ( 1035)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.

Development, Characterization and Evaluation of Shaving Gel Using Chitosan as a Gelling Agent

Pande S.D.1,*, Joshi S.B.2, Bobde N.N.1, Wankhade V.P.1, Tapar K.K.1

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Vidyabharti College of Pharmacy Camp, Amravati, Maharashtra Pin-444602

2Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shrikantdpande@rediffmail.com

Online published on 3 April, 2013.

Abstract

In modern era of fashion every one desires to look handsome. The competitive fashionable trend brings new look and demand every sunrise. Shaving preparations has become indispensable part of men's toiletries. To reduce the trauma of shaving, a wide range of preparations are now available that prepare the face and beard for shaving. The choice of the shaving preparation is highly individualistic; however, it is generally recognized that different forms of beard preparation are required for ‘wet’ (razor blade) and ‘dry’ (electric razor) shaving. Chitosan is a polymer used in various pharmaceutical preparations but its use in cosmetic has not been much explored.

In the present work chitosan has been used to prepare a shaving gel. The prepared gel was evaluated for various parameters like pH, viscosity, foaming capacity, spreadibility, beard softening etc. The results are reported.

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Keywords

Chitosan, Shaving gel.

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