A Review on Herbal Skincare Creams

Authors

  • Mun Yee Leong Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • R Mogana Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Malarvili Selvaraja Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Sasikala Chinnappan Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Choo Shiuan Por Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Chuan Sheng Yap Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Puay Luan Tan Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Kathog, Kangra, H.P. 176031, India
  • Dharmendra K Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Kathog, Kangra, H.P. 176031, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5530/ctbp.2021.4.48

Keywords:

Herbal, Acne, Aging Hyperpigmentation, Antimicrobial activity

Abstract

Skin is the largest organ of the human body which has been outlined to have more than 20 vital physiological functions. Skin acts as a protective barrier against pressure and trauma. It also acts as a barrier for external environments including pollution, sunlight, radiation, harmful microbes, and chemical. Skincare products are medicinal formulations prepared to be used on external parts of the human body to produce therapeutic topical eff ects and shield the deteriorated skin. Herbal skincare creams have been widely used by many generations for centuries for the purpose of skincare. Nowadays, these herbal skincare creams are becoming more popular and prevalent among people due to their mindset and concerns about synthetic or chemical substances that may lead to adverse eff ects. The main factors that lead to the usage of herbal ingredients in skincare creams are their outstanding antioxidant, antimicrobial, and tyrosinase inhibition properties. The studies on the potential pharmacologically active herbs for skincare creams allow us to understand their importance. In this review, several examples of herbs being used and still undergoing clinical studies were identifi ed according to diff erent skin conditions includes hyperpigmentation, skin aging, and acne. This detailed work might contribute to accomplishing consumer demand.

Basic mechanism of skin aging

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Published

2021-12-23

How to Cite

Leong, M. Y. ., Mogana, R., Selvaraja, M. ., Chinnappan, S. ., Por, C. S. ., Yap, C. S. ., Tan, P. L. ., & K, D. . (2021). A Review on Herbal Skincare Creams. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 15(4), 455–470. https://doi.org/10.5530/ctbp.2021.4.48