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The effect of selected supercritical CO2 plant extract addition on user properties of shower gels


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The formulations of washing cosmetics i.e. shower gels, containing extracts obtained during supercritical CO2 extraction process as active ingredient, were developed. The subject of the study was the analysis of the physicochemical and user properties of the obtained products. In the work supercritical CO2 extracts of black currant seeds, strawberry seeds, hop cones and mint leafs were used. The formulation contains a mixture of surfactants (disodium cocoamphodiacetate, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, cocoamide DEA, cocoamidepropyl betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate). Various thickener agents were applied to the obtained desired rheological properties of the cosmetics. Among others, sorbitol acetal derivatives, methylhydroxypropylcellulose and C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer were used. For stable products, the effect of extracts addition (black currants seeds, strawberries seeds, mint and hops, obtained from supercritical CO2 extraction process) on the cosmetics properties, such as pH, viscosity, detergency and foam ability, were determined. The obtained results showed that the extracts could be used as components of shower gels.









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1 - 12 - 2014
11 - 12 - 2014


  • Cracow University of Technology, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Krakow
  • Cracow University of Technology, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Krakow
  • Cracow University of Technology, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Krakow


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