FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF ACTIVATEDCHARCOAL PEEL OFF MASK
Keywords:Activated Charcoal, Peel off masks
Skin is a very sensitive and protective layer of the human body which is exposed to environmental pollution hence, it is very essential to protect the skin. The facial skin can be protected by applying various cosmetics intended specially for facial application, It can be a cream, lotion face mask or peel off mask etc. Peel off mask is the type of dosage form which is gently applied onto the facial skin surface and is peeled off after few minutes of its application. It is used as the remedy to treat facial skin related problems such as wrinkles, ageing, acne and mainly used to open the closed pores due to deposition of dust. Its main role is to Stimulate the metabolism due to its occlusive effect. Activated charcoal is being added as an active ingredient in this formulation. The most important characteristic of an activated carbon is its adsorbant activity. Using it as an active ingredient in peel off mask, it adds to its value by enhancing the role of peel off mask by absorbing dust particles and opening the clogged pores. Literature survey reveals many papers related to formulation of herbal peel off masks, but no any reported paper was found on Activated Charcoal peel off mask. In this paper, we have formulated Activated Charcoal peel off mask and Evaluated it by using various tests methods. The formulation showed overwhelming results after its application on healthy female volunteers.
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