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Evaluation of the properties of cosmetic creams containing evening primrose oil and sapphire oil




Key words: 

cosmetic creams, rheological properties, cosmetic properties, evening primrose oil, sapphire oil.


In this work we describe results of our experimental study on the rheological and cosmetic parameters of creams containing mixtures of evening primerose oil and sapphire oil in the oil phase of creams. We have found that all tested cosmetic creams produced with an addition of the tested plant oils are shear thinning systems exhibiting rheological properties typical for non-binghamian fluids that can be described by means of the power law with yield stress equation proposed by Hershel-Bulkley. We have observed that the variation in the oil phase composition of the cosmetic cream leads to improvement in some sensory parameters such as cream lubrication, spreadability and skin smoothening. We have found some effect of the oil phase composition on the value of corneometric, tewametric and sebumetric parameters. It should be noted, however, that the observed good lubrication properties of all tested cosmetic creams are almost independent on the oil phasse composition of the creams as long as evening primerose oil and sapphire oil are used.

mgr inż. Kamila UTRACIK prof. dr hab. inż. Ryszard ZIELIŃSKI

Poznan University of Economics and Business

Faculty of Commodity Science

Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis

61-875 Poznań, Aleja Niepodległości 10,

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