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Moisturizing masks with algae and snail mucus - evaluation of application properties

 

 

 

Key words: 
skin aging, moisturizing, cosmetic masks, algae, snail mucus

Summary

 

Cosmetics with the addition of algae or snail mucus are products recommended especially as preparations rich in active substances, which are designed to provide the skin with adequate hydration and delay or reduce the effects of aging. The aim of the study was to analyze and compare specific parameters of selected cosmetic masks containing algae and snail mucus masks. The performance and application properties of tested preparations were assessed. The task of the analyzes was to verify the operation of masks whose main function is to be moisturizing the skin and assessing their sensory parameters. Consumer analysis in the case of masks with the addition of algae has been enriched by objective experiments using a corneometer and tewameter. The study was con­ducted over a period of several months on appropriately selected two testing groups. Experience allowed practically to assess the properties of the preparations and provided information on the quality of the tested samples.

Dr hab. inż. Katarzyna WYBIERALSKA, prof. UEP

Izabela KONDRAT

Poznan University of Economics and Business

Institute of Quality Science

Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis

Aleja Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland

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