Selected plant and essential oils used in cosmetic industry
Joanna Płocica 1/, Barbara Tal-Figiel 2/
1/ Małopolska Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Józefa Dietla w Krakowie
2/ Politechnika Krakowska im. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Krakowie
Introduction. Vegetable oils and essential oils have a wide range of properties that are used in various fields of cosmetics. They have moisturizing, astringent, anti-aging, absorb UV rays, whitening and eliminate the skin discoloration. The world of plants is one of the main sources of raw materials, used in many areas of our lives.
Aim. The aim of this study was to examine how female consumers evaluate potential creams, made way home, containing grape seed oil and wheat germ oil and neroli and lavender.
Material and methods. Taken alone two cosmetic emulsions, the first based on rapeseed oil and lavender essential oil, the other based on wheat germ oil and neroli oil. An analysis of organoleptic emulsion. Organoleptic properties were evaluated as follows: the smell, texture, color, spreading on the skin.
Results. It was shown that the most pleasant scent has a cream containing wheat germ oil and neroli. However, in the category of distribution and texture of a cosmetic cream containing grape seed oil and lavender oil. From the research, the color, it was found that both creams have intense color.
Conclusions. Distribution of cosmetics on the skin is closely related to consistency. Preparations with a light texture more easily and quickly absorbed into the skin.
Key words: grape seed oil, wheat germ oil, neroli oil, lavender oil, cosmetics, organoleptic properties