Andrys D, Adaszyńska-Skwirzyńska M, Kulpa D
Natural Product Research, 2017
The aim of the study was to determine the influence of the essential oils isolated from the field – grown and micropropagated in vitro narrow – leaved lavender of the ‘Munstead’ cultivar, on human skin cells, and their capability to synthesise procollagen. The amount of procollagen type I produced by fibroblast cells was determined using ELISA kit. Essential oil isolated from micropropagated lavender was further used as a protective ingredient against the development of microorganisms in O/W cosmetic emulsion. The presented results demonstrate that the use of 0.01, 0.001 and 0.0001% essential oils isolated from in vitro plants stimulate HSF cells to the production of procollagen. It was further performed that the tested essential oil used in the concentration of 0.1% in a cosmetic emulsion is characterised by preservative effect for cosmetic preparations for the period of 3 months.
Andrys D, Adaszyńska-Skwirzyńska M, Kulpa D. Essential oil obtained from micropropagated lavender, its effect on HSF cells and application in cosmetic emulsion as a natural protective substance. Nat Prod Res. 2017 Aug 7:1-5. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2017.1361950.