Updated: Apr 27, 2020
India is a focus for development of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy commonly referred as AYUSH and other natural herbs-based health science. Pharmaceutical industry is having a great opportunity in Saundarya Prasadka (herbal cosmetic) development in future. The market is expected to reach US $ 120 billions in 2017-2024. Enhancing the beauty and personality aspects of human beings, herbal cosmetics are gaining much popularity.
The natural content in the botanical products may not cause any side effects on the human body; instead they may enrich the body with nutrients and other useful minerals. There is a common belief that chemical based cosmetics are harmful to the skin. An increased awareness among consumers for herbal products has triggered the use of natural products and extracts in cosmetics preparations. This increased demand for the natural products has created new avenues and has dominated the current cosmeceutical market.
There is an extensive variety of herbal cosmetics that are produced and commonly used for daily purposes. Herbal cosmetics includes products such as herbal conditioner, herbal soaps, herbal face wash, herbal shampoo, herbal anti-acne creams, herbal face whitening creams etc. The best thing about the herbal cosmetics is that it is purely made up of the herbs and shrubs. BHA (Butylated Hydroxy-anisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) are closely related synthetic antioxidants and are used as preservatives in lipsticks and moisturizers. BHA and BHT can induce allergic reactions in the skin. The international Agency for Research on Cancer classifies BHA as a possible human carcinogen. Herbal cosmetics contain natural antioxidants like Vitamin C. Coal tar derived colors are used extensively in cosmetics; coal tar is recognized as a human carcinogen . But natural colors that are obtained from herbs are safer. Natural cosmetics are not that expensive. In fact, some of these products are more affordable than synthetic ones. WHO demonstrates about 80 % of world population depends on natural products for their health care, because of side effects inflicted and rising cost of modern medicine.
Aloe Vera: is a most ingenious mixture of an antibiotic, sunburn, scratch and a cleansing purpose for the body or skin.
Amla (Embilica officinalis): This fruit is highly prized both for its high Vitamin C content and for the precious oil, which is extracted from its seeds and pulp and used as a treatment for hair and scalp problems.
Shikakai (Acasia cancina): It is considered a superior cleanser for "lustrous long hair" and has been reported as "promoting hair growth. It also helps in removing dandruff and lice and very effective in removing oil and dirt from hair.
Turmeric: Turmeric is used on bodies for glowing look.
Carrot: Richness in Vitamin A along with other essential Vitamins. Carrot seed oil is used as anti-aging.
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Prof. Malati Salunkhe