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A Herbal Non-Greasy Body Cream

The Jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis Link) seed oil contains monoethylenic fatty acid and alcohol, which have good skin penetration similar to epidermal lipids. It also has property of curing minor skin diseases. Several good qualities of body creams are already in the market and people buy the particular brand according to personal preference. However, there is now a growing trend shifting towards the use of herbal cosmetics. Jojoba body cream prepared from jojoba seed oil is expected to have good potential due to its herbal origin. The body cream prepared from Jojoba seed oil offers improved skin conditioning. The cream is found to be non-greasy, soft and emollient and can be used for all seasons. It does not require any synthetic emulsifier in its preparations and has long stability compared to other similar products available in the market.

Area: Medical Sciences

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Benefits: This is a lost cost, eco-friendly, herbal cosmetic, applied as skin conditioner.

Implementing institute: National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt. of India

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