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Abstract

Development And Evaluation Of Cosmeceutical Hair Styling Gels Of Ketoconazole

Author(s): S. H Nayak, P. D Nakhat, P. G Yeole

Cosmeceutical antidandruff hair styling gel formulations containing 0.5 to 1.5% of ketoconazole were developed using Carbopol 940, PEG-400, ethanol and water. All the formulations were characterized for viscosity, rheology, spreadability, pH, texture, drug content and antimicrobial activity against Malassezia furfur. Optimized gel formulation was tested for stability at varying temperature. Formulation containing 1% ketoconazole showed promising performance with respect to stability and antimicrobial activity. Thus, formulation containing 1% ketoconazole could be used as an effective antidandruff hair styling gel.