Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3834

Full Length Research Paper

Moisturizing effect of cream containing Moringa oleifera (Sohajana) leaf extract by biophysical techniques: In vivo evaluation

Atif Ali1*, Naveed Akhtar1, Muhammad Shoaib Khan1, Fatima Rasool2, Furqan Muhammad Iqbal3, Muhammad Tahir Khan1, Minhaj Ud Din1, Ehsan Elahi1    
1Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. 2University College of Pharmacy, University of Punjab, Lahore. 3Faculty of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.    
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 02 April 2012
  •  Published: 25 February 2013


The purpose of this present investigation is to evaluate the moisturizing effects of cosmetic creams containing extract of Moringa oleifera leaves (Sohajana) by non-invasive bioengineering techniques. The study was conducted during the winter months (October to January). A total of eleven healthy male volunteers with ages between 20 and 35 years contributed to accomplish this single blind study. The active cream and base were applied twice daily to the face (cheeks) for a period of 12 weeks. The instrumental measurements were carried out with tewameter and corneometer under a draught-free room, with controlled temperature (18.0 to 20.6°C) and relative humidity (55 to 65%). The results recommended that the assessed outcome was very well accepted, and improved skin hydration and skin barrier function by the test product. There was a significant decrease in skin transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and increase in skin hydration achieved when ANOVA and paired t-sample test were applied.


Key words: Moringa oleifera, extract, cream, corneometer, tewameter, moisturizer