The Effect of Virgin Coconut Oil Loaded Solid Lipid Particles (VCO-SLPs) on Skin Hydration and Skin Elasticity


  • Norhayati Mohamed Noor Universiti Teknologi Malaysia



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 µm have been obtained. 20% concentration of VCO-SLPs of 0.608 µm 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.

Author Biography

Norhayati Mohamed Noor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD)


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How to Cite

Noor, N. M. (2013). The Effect of Virgin Coconut Oil Loaded Solid Lipid Particles (VCO-SLPs) on Skin Hydration and Skin Elasticity. Jurnal Teknologi, 62(1).



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