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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 12
First page : ( 2261) Last page : ( 2264)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00456.X

Development and characterization of herbal lip jelly containing Beta vulgaris alcoholic extract for lip shade

Nayak Prashant*, Narayana Charyulu R, Sandeep DS, D'Souza Sonal, D'Souza Nishmitha Gretta

Department of Pharmaceutics, NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Paneer, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: prashantn2001@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 2 March, 2017.


The present study aims at Herbal Cosmetics which are in heavy demand these days. The formulation of lip jelly was prepared using extract of Beta vulgaris. Lip jelly was found to be comparable to lipstick and lip balm. Lip jelly prevents the lips from environmental factors and gives a pleasant appearance. Current scenario synthetic colours are widely used which has got side effect. Ancient people were using roots and herbs for preparing cosmetics which proved to be safe to humans. Beta vulgaris used in India is a natural dyeing agent which imparted red or purple colour to the formulation. The present formulation of lip jelly is developed by using natural dye obtained from Beta vulgaris. It is evaluated for organoleptic properties like colour, odour, spread ability, pH, melting point etc. The formulation had an appealing colour and was found to be odorless. Spread ability was found to be in the range of 31–43 cm2, pH was in range 6.0–7.0, melting point was in range 57–59°C and viscocity was found to be in range of 350–1020 cp. The characteristics of developed lip jelly were found to be satisfactory.



Herbal lip jelly, Beta vulgaris, Natural dye, Spreadability and pH.


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