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Biotechnology and Food Science
Volume 83 Number 2
Polish plants as raw materials for cosmetic purposes

Katarzyna Mietlińska * , Małgorzata Przybyt, Danuta Kalemba
Institute of General Food Chemistry, Departament of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
Lodz University of Technology, Stefanowskiego 4/10, 90-924 Lodz, Poland


Pages: 95-106

The cosmetics market is more and more demanding, and there is a constant request for new products. The aim of the study was to find plant materials occurring commonly in Poland that would have a multidirectional effect on the skin. Research focuses on plants with high content of saponins and polyphenols. Ability to create foam and ability to reduce the surface tension of water as a determinant of saponin content was checked. The Folin-Ciocalteu test was made to check the content of polyphenols. Fifty-seven raw materials were examined. To the most promising for cosmetic purposes belong goldenrods (Solidago), especially their leaves. Much better results were obtained for S. canadensis and S. gigantea, than S. virgaurea.

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saponins, polyphenols, cosmetics, herbs, screening
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