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Int J Phytocos Nat Ingred. 2015;2(1): 14.
doi: 10.15171/ijpni.2015.14
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Cosmetic Antioxidant Potential of Extracts from Species of the Cinchona Pubescens (Vahl)

Paco Noriega 2*, María Sola 2, Angelka Barukcic 2, Katic Garcia 1, Edison Osorio 1

1 Centro de Investigación y valoración de la Biodiversidad, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
2 Maestría en Ciencias y Tecnologías Cosméticas, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana


The present study was aimed at assessing the dry extracts from Cinchona Pubescens Valh  species, as a potential antioxidant raw  material for the cosmetics industry . The phenolic compound concentration in the extract and flavonoids were 30 mg GAE / g Hyp 2 mg / g.  The following flavonoids were identified in the extract: apigenin, quercetin, catechin and kaempherol. The antioxidant activity was determined by spectrophotometric methods ABTS and DPPH, expressed as IC50 (50% inhibition of radical oxidation) were: IC50 DPPH 42.00 ± 0.2 ug / ml and 88.00 ± 0.2 IC50 ABTS ug / ml.  In cosmetic formulations (gels and creams)  evaluated  through photochemiluminescence a significantly increased antioxidant potential was observed when compared to the base formula;  up to 15 times higher concentrations of the assay, the behaviour was higher when compared to a positive pattern formulated with dry extract of Camellia sinensis
Keywords: Cinchona pubescens Vahl, antioxidant activity, flavonoids, photochemiluminescence
Please cite this paper as: Noriega P, Sola M, Barukcic A, et al.. Cosmetic antioxidant potential of extracts from species of the Cinchona pubescens (Vahl). International Journal of Phytocosmetics and Natural Ingredients. 2015;2:14. doi:10.15171/ ijpni.2015.14.
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