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How to make herbal anti acne cream

Updated on February 29, 2012

This page explains:

  1. Common Ingredients used for making Herbal Anti acne cream
  2. A sample Herbal anti acne cream Formula
  3. Steps for making Herbal Anti acne cream

Ingredients used in Anti acne creams

Acne is a skin condition characterised by excessive sebaceous secretion and bacterial growth. The treatment involves first use of a peeling agent for rapid and effective removal of keratinised squamous Cells of horny layer, which if allowed to accumulate at the skin surface, abets acne formation. The other important ingredient used in ant acne creams is germicidal agent combined with a cleansing product.

Peeling agents like resorcinol, sulphur, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid are effectively used to make anti acne creams. Vitamin A that is retinoic acid is also a popular ingredient that appears to stimulate epithelial growth, so that a less adherent horny layer is formed. It may be directly applied to the affected area as 0.025% solution or gel.

Herbal active Ingredients used in anti acne creams are: Neem and Tulsi extract.

Neem has antiseptic, antifungal action. Neem fruit oil contains Nimbidin (chief bitter principal used in soap). Extract of neem leaves is used in toothpaste, skin care products. Tulsi leaves have antibacterial, skin refreshening properties. Essential oil obtained from tulsi flowers and leaves have antiseptic properties. Tulsi extract can directly be used in skin creams.

Ingredients used in herbal anti acne cream
Mineral oil
Cetyl alcohol
Steryl alcohol
Triethanol amine
In sufficient quantity
in sufficient quantity
Neem extract
Tulsi extract
Lemon juice extract
Sufficient to make 100%
Herbal Anti Acne Cream Formula

Steps to make Herbal Anti Acne Cream

  • Step 1: Water soluble ingredients namely Triethanol amine, methyl paraben, glycerin, water and all extract are first weighed as calculated by formula in a suitable container, preferable a borosilicate glass beaker if, the product is being made on lab scale. For large scare production pharmaceutical grade stainless steel mixers are available.
  • Step 2: In a separate container oils and oil soluble ingredients namely Mineral oil, cetyl alcohol, steryl alcohol are weighed and placed.
  • Step3: Both these containers are then heated using water bath up to 70 degree Celsius, on industrial scale temperature is controlled using thermostat fitted heating devices.
  • Step4: At around 65 to 70 degree Celsius, oily phase ( prepared in step 2) is added slowly with grinding and allowed to cool up to 40 to 45 degree Celsius, and then to room temperature.
  • Step5: At the end of step 4 you will get the cream, now calamine is added to this cream with triturating or grinding. On lab scale it is better to use a glass mortar for executing this step.
  • Step 6: The herbal anti acne cream is now ready to be packed in a aesthetically appealing container.

Label the product as per specifications given by local food and drug administration.


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