General objective Evaluation of the preservative efficacy of essential oil and extract of Ishpingo (Ocotea quixos) in cosmetic creams Justification The trend of the use of products of natural origin that has been increased in consumers worldwide and an important segment is cosmetic products. In which essential oils are gaining strength due to their high content of antioxidant compounds and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which scientific studies have shown an efficient activity on free radical scavenging. The antimicrobial and antifungal activity evaluated by (Noriega & Decarro, 2008), revealed growth inhibition in strains of: Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylcoccus aureus, Escherichia coli, Candida albicans, Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus mutans, thus proving that Ocotea quixos oil is efficient against bacteria and fungi. Studies indicate that essential oils used in daily use products, be they for cosmetic, dental, agronomic or other purposes, have shown that they can be the solution to use them as pathogen controllers (Scalvenzi, Yaguache-Camacho, Cabrera-Martínez, & Guerrin, 2016). According to the design of (Cárdenas-Tello, Pozo-Rivera, Almirall, & Roque, 2016), in which they evaluate the most effective extraction method, between maceration and distillation, to obtain the greatest amount of pure extract of Ocotea quixos, in addition that, they make use of a chromatograph to determine the bioactive components of the extract. As mentioned in the book published by (Fundación Chankuap, 2014), the Ocotea quixos plant has been studied for its antimicrobial properties, in addition to the fact that its aroma is attractive to the people who use it, thus giving it a use in the cosmetics and drug manufacturing.
|Effective start/end date||28/02/18 → 28/02/18|
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