Stefan Manea, Viorica Tamas, Viorica Carabela, Andreea Dima, Cristina Luntraru
Conference: International Symposium “The Environment and the Industry”
Date: October 13-14, 2016
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Published: 2016
As reaction to risks brought by pollutants, particular attention is given to the development of
natural cosmetics with protective role. These new products are created based on innovative
active ingredients obtained through advanced processing of native plant species that work by
cleaning and removal of polluting impurities and making a protective shield that also stimulates
the natural defense mechanisms of skin. The work focuses on harnessing the medicinal plant
‘Passion Flower’ (Passiflora incarnate), cultivated in ecological conditions for obtaining a liquid
extract enriched in active phytochemicals with anti-stress, restorative, invigorating, soothing
and purifying properties, for special care of devitalized skin, stress and pollutants abused, or
marked by time. The authors have associated the extract of Passionflower with active plant
ingredients from fatty oils of milk thistle, hemp, rosehip and sea buckthorn, with concentrated
extracts of marshmallow, black currant and licorice and essential lavender oil, to realise an
active complex, rich in phytochemical compounds: polyphenols, flavones, flavonoids,
anthocyanins, procyanidins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, triterpene saponins, carotenoids and
minerals that synergistically act for mutual reinforcing. HOFIGAL Company has created new
performing cosmetic formulas with roles of: cleaning and removing of pollutant impurities
(cleansing products, shower gels) skin protection by strengthening its ‘natural barrier’ and
natural defense mechanisms (creams, toning emulsions), anti- stress, (creams, gels),
maintenance of skin hydration, nutrition and cellular regeneration (lotions, creams).Thereby,
five product formulations were developed and efficacy evaluated: Cleansing milk, Cleansing
oil for eye contour, Body cream, Protective and hydrating day cream, AntiStress shampoo.

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