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Antioxidant properties of cashew leaves' extracts before and after treatment with activated carbon used in cosmetics

Chermahini, S. H. and Abd Majid, Fadzilah @ Adibah and Sarmidi, Mohamad Roji (2011) Antioxidant properties of cashew leaves' extracts before and after treatment with activated carbon used in cosmetics. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, 5 (17). pp. 4162-4170. ISSN 1996-0875

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Abstract

Natural ingredients such as cashew leaves extract could be an attractive candidate in cosmetic formulation. However, the plant extracts are normally dark brown and greenish color that might spoil the appearance of the products if they are added in cosmetic formulation. In order to solve this problem, use of activated carbon was tested to eliminate the intense color of plant extract without affecting the cosmeceutical properties. Ethanol and water extracts of cashew leaves were compared for the cosmeceutical properties mainly antioxidants. The system was tested with different concentrations of cashew leaves extract (CLE-5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30%) for solid and liqufied form of cashew leaves extract (CLE) before treatment with activated carbon and after treatment with (10, 15, 20 and 25 g). The study shows that 15 g activated carbon using 20% CLE (water) produces 0.13 radical scavenging activity (RSC%) antioxidant. Moreover, using a similar system, 25% CL (ethanol) produces 0.10 (RSC%) antioxidants.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:antioxidant properties, cashew leaves, cosmeceutical, ethanol extract, water extract
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:28787
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:23 Nov 2012 08:05
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 08:05

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