The Effect of Virgin Coconut Oil Loaded Solid Lipid Particles (VCO-SLPs) on Skin Hydration and Skin Elasticity
Keywords:solid lipid particles, virgin coconut oil, ultrasonification, moisturizer
Virgin Coconut Oil is oil extracted from well matured and fresh coconut through specialized processes without damaging its natural nutrition. In this work virgin coconut oil is loaded into solid lipid microparticles to be used in a moisturizer formulation. The virgin coconut oil loaded solid lipid microparticles were prepared using ultrasonification of molten stearic acid and virgin coconut oil in an aqueous solution and microparticles with the size of 0.608 Âµm have been obtained. 20% concentration of VCO-SLPs of 0.608 Âµm particle size was added into the base lotion. Sensory study and skin evaluation study was conducted to compare the difference between lotion containing VCO-SLPs and lotion without VCO-SLPs. Moisturizer incorporated with 20% VCO-SLPs was found to be the best effective as a moisturizer compared to the placebo lotion.
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