Plants used in cosmetics
Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 17, Issue 9, pages 987–1000, November 2003
How to Cite
Aburjai, T. and Natsheh, F. M. (2003), Plants used in cosmetics. Phytother. Res., 17: 987–1000. doi: 10.1002/ptr.1363
- Issue online: 27 OCT 2003
- Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 APR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 25 NOV 2002
- hair care;
- skin care;
- essential oils;
This review describes the use of some natural products in cosmetic preparations, due to their low mammalian toxicity, with a brief description of the major use, plant parts used, the actives responsible for effect and the beneﬁts of such products. Their use in skin care; such as dryness, eczema, acne, free-radical scavenging, antiinﬂammatory, antiaging and skin protection effects are explained, and also the use in hair care as hair growth stimulants, hair colorants, and for hair and scalp complaints such as dandruff. Essential oils when incorporated into ﬁnished products impart many beneﬁts such as a pleasant aroma in perfumery, shine or conditioning effects in hair care products, emolliency and improving the elasticity of the skin. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.