Bougainvillea glabra Flower Extract Gel Formulation and Sunscreen Potential Test Using Spectrophotometry UV Vis Method

Authors

  • Nur Aji Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes Tasikmalaya

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32763/juke.v13i2.144

Keywords:

Bougainvillea glabra, UV B, Sunblock, Gel, Spektrofotometri UV-Vis

Abstract

The research on the potential of bougainvillea extract as a sunblock in gel preparations has been carried out. This study was to examine the chemical content of bougainvillea compounds, test the potential of sunscreen on bougainvillea flower extracts and formulations in gel preparations using the UV-Vis Spectrophotometry method. The results of this study, bougainvillea flower extract has a chemical content which is a class of saponins, steroids, alkaloids, and polyphenols. Bougainvillea flower extract has the highest SPF value at 1.5% concentration that is equal to 16.96 and is categorized as having medium protection. Gel preparations have a pH in the range of 7 to 7.4, which is the pH range for the skin. The gel has a viscosity in the range of 1,011,657 cP to 1,180,781 cP. Gel preparations with 1% extract concentration have the highest viscosity. The preparations have a dispersive power ranging from 17.60 to 29.23 cm2 in that range, the gel is easily applied to the skin. Gel preparations have the highest SPF value in the fourth formula with concentrated extract of 1.5% resulting in an SPF value of 28.77 with a medium protection category.

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Published

2020-11-23