Camel Milk Disguised Cosmeceutical

Camel Milk Disguised Cosmeceutical

Rajesh Datt Mehta, Ritika Agrawal
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1604-1.ch016
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This chapter conveys the untapped property of camel milk as cosmeceutical. The camel milk ingredients (i.e., water, ascorbic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, polyunsaturated fatty acid, peptides, and micronutrients) make it a cost-effective cosmeceutical with no adverse cutaneous or systemic reactions. It may be used as a photoprotective, moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, anti-aging skin softener. The bioactive ingredients may begin the new class of natural cosmeceutical when consumed orally or applied topically.
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The Human Skin Care By Cosmeticals

The normal skin care has got four pillars to maintain the health of inherited skin and to augment its beauty (Sachdeva & Khunger, 2010). These can be grouped as (i) cleansers, (ii) toners, (iii) moisturizers, and (iv) nutrients.

Cleansers are the products which are used to remove superficial dirt, grease, bacteria and desquamated keratinocytes. These include soaps, synthetic detergents, syndet bars and lipid free cleansing agents (Draelos, 2018). The chemical composition of soaps is fatty acids, glycerine, triglycerides, lanolin, paraffin, mineral acids, stearic acids, sodium lauryl sulphate, acrylate, propylene glycol etc.. The quality components in camel milk i.e. fatty acids, sterol, lanolin, make it, a versatile source for soap production (Mills, Berger & Baker,1993).

The toners are lotion or wash used to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores, usually used on the face by applying facial mask. Three types of skin toners are described: (i) fresheners (or skin bracers) containing water and humectant as glycerine and a little alcohol; the most popular toner being rosewater, (ii) skin tonics which contain up to 20% alcohol, water and humectant ingredient, used for normal and oily skin; orange flower is the more popular example, (iii) astringents which contain a high proportion of alcohol (up to 60%), antiseptic ingredients, water and a humectant ingredient; they are used to remove excess protective lipids. For this kind of products are not based on camel milk components.

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