Herbal Cosmetics for Skin and Hair Care in Ayurveda
The cosmetics are the beneficial compound used widely all over the world for balancing and improving normal appearance of face and various parts of body e.g. hand, mouth, finger, hair, eye etc. It includes powders, creams, face pack, moisturizers, lotions, shampoo, hair oil, hair conditioners, nail polish, etc. Soft, shinning, healthy skin and hair certainly count for a handsome man or beautiful woman. In environment there are many reason for damage to skin like microorganisms, chemical toxins, chemicals. Cosmetics alone are not sufficient to take care of skin and body parts, it require combination of active ingredients to check the damage and ageing of the skin. Herbal cosmetics are now appeared as the suitable solution to the current problem. Personal care industry is more concentrated now on herbal cosmetics as it is a fast growing segment with a huge scope of many development in coming years. Herbal cosmetics are the formulations, which represent cosmetics associated with active bio ingredients, neutraceuticals or pharmaceuticals. Normally, botanicals provide different antioxidants, vitamins, various oils, hydrocolloids, essential oils, proteins, terpenoids and other bioactive molecules. Our traditional knowledge about the use of plant wealth as mentioned in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Tibetan system of medicine, is of great help to identify the phytochemicals.
Herbal cosmetics, Skin care, Hair care, Natural colors, Natural dyes
Dr. Sanjay Kholiya | Dr. Jyoti Gangwal | Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma