Anti-Bacterial Activity and Online HPLC-DPPH Based Antiradical Kinetics of Medicinal Plant Extracts of High Relevance for Cosmetics Production

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The present study provides an assessment of extracts of six medicinal plants for their applicability in cosmetic formulations aimed at anti-UV protection and anti-acne treatment. Ethanol extracts of Chelidonium majus L., Myrtus communis L., Hamamelis virginiana L., Juniperus communis L., Alchemilla vulgaris and Ilex paraguariensis are analysed for the phytochemical content, antimicrobial activity, antiradical activity and antiradical kinetics. The phytochemical composition of the plants is investigated by LC-MS analysis and the most active antioxidants in plant extracts are determined by online HPLC-DPPH assay. The kinetic parameters of the antiradical reaction are determined both for the studied plants and chlorogenic acid applying the mathematical treatment of the experimental kinetic data.The study shows that I. paraguariensis ethanolic extract possesses the highest potential in anti-UV and anti-aging cosmetology applications, while M. communis and J. communis reveal excellent antibacterial properties and high potential in anti-acne treatment.

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D. Dzabijeva et al., "Anti-Bacterial Activity and Online HPLC-DPPH Based Antiradical Kinetics of Medicinal Plant Extracts of High Relevance for Cosmetics Production", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 762, pp. 8-13, 2018

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