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Green Synthesis of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles using Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extracts and their Bio-Physical and Biochemical Characterization for Cosmetic and Dermatologic Applications

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Monika Vats*, Shruti Bhardwaj and Arvind Chhabra*   Pages 726 - 733 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Background & Objective: Nanoparticles are used in cosmetic and dermatologic products, due to better skin penetration properties. Incorporation of natural products exhibiting medicinal properties in nano-preparations could significantly improve the efficacy of these products and improve the quality of life without the side effects of synthetic formulations.

Methods: We here report the green synthesis of Copper Oxide nanoparticles, using Cucumber extract, and their detailed bio-physical and bio-chemical characterization.

Results: These Copper Oxide-Cucumber nanoparticles exhibit significant anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, Ultra Violet-radiation protection ability and reactive-oxygen species inhibition properties. Importantly, these nanoparticles do not exhibit significant cellular toxicity and, when incorporated in skin cream, exhibit skin rejuvenating properties.

Conclusion: Our findings have implications for nanoparticle-based cosmetics and dermatologic applications.

Keywords:

Nanoparticles, nanotechnology, nano-cosmetics, skin cream, copper oxide, cucumis sativus, cucumber.

Affiliation:

Department of Chemistry, Amity School of Applied Sciences (ASAS), Amity University Haryana (AUH), Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana, Department of Chemistry, Amity School of Applied Sciences (ASAS), Amity University Haryana (AUH), Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana, Stem Cell Institute, Amity University Haryana (AUH), Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana

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