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Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Potentials of Botanicals as Sunscreen Agents: A Review



Address:   Yogesh Shivhare*, Pratyush Jain
Department of Pharmacognosy, RKDF College of Pharmacy, Bhopal (M.P.)
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00011.0

ABSTRACT:
Sun exposure is the main etiological agent for most type of skin cancer, photocarcinogenesis, photo ageing, thus adequate photoprotection is essential to control UV related disorders. Approaches including use of physical photoprotective agents and sunscreen are used widely but in addition to this there are agents who can further improve the effect of ultraviolet light on the skin like antioxidants, and stimulators of repairing mechanisms. This review summarizes active components of sunscreen with a special emphasis on natural substance (vitamins and polyphenols etc.), which has potential as sunscreen agent bearing antioxidant repairing properties on UV induced DNA damage. All of the above with the new approaches such as addition of repair enzyme and active compounds are discussed.
KEYWORDS:
Photoprotection, Medicinal Plants, Antioxidant, UV Protection.
Cite:
Yogesh Shivhare, Pratyush Jain. Potentials of Botanicals as Sunscreen Agents: A Review. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2018; 10(1): 68-72.
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