According to D & C Act 1940
Any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled
or sprayed on or introduced to or applied to any part
of human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting,
attractiveness or altering the appearance and includes
any article intended for use as component of
5. The usage of herbal cosmetics has been increased to
many folds in personal care system and there is a
great demand for the herbal cosmetics.
The use of bioactive ingredients in cosmetics
influence biological functions of skin and provide
nutrients necessary for the healthy skin or hair.
There is tremendous scope to launch numerous
herbal cosmetics using appropriate bioactive
ingredients with suitable fatty oil, essential oils,
proteins and additives.
8. Classification on the basis of
body part to be applied for:
• Herbal cosmetics for Skin
– Powders, creams, deodorants, lotions, bath and cleansing products,
make-up preparations, suntan preparations
• Herbal cosmetics for Hair
– Shampoo, tonic, beard softeners, Hair removers, hair waving preparations,
hair colorants, hair conditioners, hair straighteners
• Herbal cosmetics for Nails
– Nail polishes, Manicure preparations, nail polish removers
• Herbal cosmetics for Teeth and Mouth
– Tooth powders, Dentifrices, Mouth washes, tooth paste, mouth deodorants
• Other cosmetic products
– Eye preparations, Foot powders and applications, Insect Repellent, etc
9. HERBAL COSMETICS FOR SKIN
The herbal approach of proper skin care is principally
based on three essential steps.
Whatever may be the type of skin; these three steps are
external care of the skin to protect from the constant
effect of environment, stress and skins natural process
of cell degradation decay.
10. Therefore in order to help the skin look young and
Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells.
Epidermal stimulation for new cell growth.
Antioxidant properties for cellular rejuvenation and
Improve capillary blood flow.
Penetrating moisture and nutrients to replenish all
layers of skin.
11. HERBAL COSMETICS FOR VARIOUS TYPES
FOR DRY SKIN
Example of Herbs:
Rubia Cardifolia (Manjista), Triphla, Tulsi,
Glycerihza glabra in sesame oil.
Fruit face mask:
Banana or avocado pulp.
12. FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Example of Herbs:
Usheero, curcuma longa, triphala, azadircta indica
mustaka, nimba in coconut oil.
Fruit face mask:
Banana or pineapple pulp.
13. FOR OILY SKIN
Example of Herbs:
Tulsi, idhora, jatiphata, nimba, terminalia arjuna,
Triphla, curcuma longa, mustaka in musterd oil , milk,
sour milk, cream and butter milk are used as gentel
Fruit face mask:
Strawberry or papaya pulp.
14. TYPES OF HERBAL CREAMS
It is an emulsion in which the fat predominates, but
the cooling effect produced when it is applied to the
skin is due to skin evaporation of the water
15. VANISHING CREAMS:
Vanishing creams are also called foundation creams
because they disappears when rubbed into skins.
16. CLEANSING CREAMS:
A satisfactory cleansing cream is water in oil emulsion
that melts at temperature of body and spreads readily
over the skin.
Formula: Chamomile cleansing creams
17. TYPES OF HERBAL SKIN
These also called the bleaching lotions actually mask,
rather than lighten, the color of skin.
Like the whitening creams.
Tincture of benzoin
Essence of rose
18. SHAVING LOTIONS:
After shaving lotions are
composition to astringent
usually similar in
lotions, with higher
percentage also act as mild anticeptic to aid against
infection of any abrasion.
19. TYPES OF HERBAL HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
The hail oils used for dressings
and nourishing the hairs and grace to
appearance of hasirs.
This preparations is generally used to increase the
growth of hair and remains healthy.
Hair oil should have following properties:
They should give luster to the hair.
Retain them soft and flowing.
Invigorate their growth.
Keep the brain cool.
Should not be sticky.
20. HAIR LOTION:
Hair lotion has a stimulating effect upon the hair
follicles. They are generally perfumed with oil of
rosemary and others ascenes as it posses a good
These are preparations which are used for the coloring
of hthe hairs. They enhances the attractiveness of gray
hair. They are applied externally on the hair with help
Shampoo is preparation of surfactant
in suitable form liquid, solid or
powder- which when used under
the condition specified will
remove surface grease, dirt, and
skin debris from the hair shaft and scalp without
affecting adversely the hair, scalp or health of the user.
22. QUALLITIES OF AN IDEAL HAIR PRODUCTS
Protect the hair cuticle.
Cleans without stripping natural oils.
Replace lost protein, moisture, and nutrients.
Condition without weighing down the hair.
Even without porosity and prevent moisture loss.
Smooth abraded cuticle scales.
Prevent intense drying from environment.
23. Name Important herbal cosmetics Uses/ Claim
Herbal hair rinse Mint, bramhi & other herbal
Promote hair growth used
in combination with
Amla, sandal wood bramhi. And
other precious herbs
Prevent hair loss & act as
scalp deep cleanser.
Herbal hair Oil Arnica, Heena, Shikakai and other
Specially created to
prevent hair loss &
promote luxurious hair
Extracts of amla dates arnica and
rate herbal extracts
For normal to dry hairs.
Cleansing the scalp while
retaining & Stimulating
HERBAL HAIR PREPARATIONS
24. HERBALS USED IN DENTIFRICE
Dentifrice are the preparations intended for use with a
toothbrush for the purpose of cleaning the accessible
surfaces of teeth.
They have been prepared in paste, powder and to a
lesser extent in liquid and block form.
26. Characteristics of dentifrices:
It reduces the incidence of tooth decay.
Helps to maintaining the gingivae.
Reduces the intensity of mouth odors.
Good dental health increases the possibility of good
general health, leading secondary result of cleaning
27. HERBALS USED IN NAIL CARE
Fungal infections of nails are very common and
difficult to cure
Nails are considered one of the body’s hardest and
The conventional treatment of nail fungal infection is
expensive and long term.
People prefer herbal and natural way to treat so that
side effects are minimized.
28. Following herbs used curing nail infections.
These herbs have a deep penetration power which aids
in the destruction of nail fungus, since fungus infects
the root of nail.
29. HERBAL NAIL POLISH
A nail polish or enamel in order to be successful must
contain a film former whose characteristics are ease of
brushing application, fast drying and hardening and
whose formulations should enhance adhesion to the
nail without losing its resistance to chipping and
31. HERBAL EYE SHADOW
Eye shadows are used to give a background of color to
Various shades of eye shadows are available in market
eg. blue, green, brown.
Eye shadows may be either in solid form or in liquid
32. Quality characteristics of eye shadow are:
They should have good skin adhesion and should be
easy to apply.
They should not show oily lustre after application.
They should be non-irritant and safe.
42. They do not provoke allergic reaction & do not have
negative side effects.
They are easily incorporated with skin and hair.
With small quantity they are very effective as
compared to synthetic cosmetics.
Extracts of plant decreases the bulk property of
cosmetics and gives appropriate pharmacological
Easily available & found in large variety & quantity.
Easy to manufactures and chief in cost.
44. Herbal drugs have slower effects as compare to
Allopathic dosage form. Also it requires long term
They are difficult to hide taste and odor.
Most of the herbal drugs are not easily available.
Manufacturing process are time consuming and
No pharmacopoea defines any specific procedure or
ingredients to be used in any of herbal cosmetics.
46. Stop taking an herb if any side effect develops such
as allergy, stomach upset, skin rash or headache.
Purchase standardized herbal products.
Herbal products are not recommended for:
pregnant or lactating women
infants or children under six years of age
50. Herbs should be stored in cool and dry place.
Moisture can damage the herbs.
Also moisture promotes bacterial and fungal growth.
Dried herbs should be stored in air tight container.
Herbs should not be stored in direct sunlight.