Determination of Sun Protecting Factor of Pigment Isolated from Bixa Orellana
Panchal CB*, Sapkal EA, Choudhary HD, Padhiar JS, Deshmukh SN
The aim behind doing this work is to determine SPF (sun protecting factor) of given herbal drug Bixa Orellana which is previously used in cosmetics. SPF is a laboratory measure of effectiveness of sunscreen factor. Higher the SPF value more protection against ultraviolet radiation which causes sun burn disease. SPF determination is the in vitro testing of sunscreen activity with the help of UV spectrophotometer (290-320). Here different concentrations of Bixa Orellana extract were taken under consideration of photo protective test to prove its efficiency in the sunscreen activity.
Bixa Orellana, Sun Protecting Factor, Cosmetics
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Panchal, C. B., Sapkal, E. A., Choudhary, H. D., Padhiar, J. S., & Deshmukh, S. N. (2014). Determination of Sun Protecting Factor of Pigment Isolated from Bixa Orellana. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(4), 228-231.