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Umbreen Farrukh
Iqbal Azhar
Nudrat Fatima
Masood Ahmed Khan
Shaista Hamid
Sadaf Ibrahim


Natural cosmetics, Dark circles, Citrullus lanatus, under eye serum


Background: Dark circles, wrinkles and puffing eyes has become a peril for today’s generation. These problems exerts a significant psychological impact on a person's quality of life, especially among young girls.  It may be due to the extensive use of alcohols, allergies, age factors, genetics, nutritional deficiencies and imbalanced diet, lacking of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, iron or zinc, excessive use of computer and mobile screens, stress, insomnia or sleep disturbances due to hectic life styles.

Objective: The present project was designed to resolve the problem of dark circles and other under eye skin problems with a suitable cost effective formulation with least adverse effects.

Methodology: This formulation of a serum to be applied under eye portion was designed and tested after continuous experimentation using standard reported methods. The quality control tests were performed for samples along with acute dermal toxicity test.. Phase 1 Clinical Trials were conducted on 25 participants aged between 18-55 years after consent and ethical approval. Finally a questionnaire was filled by the participants at the end of study period of two months.

Results: Most of the participants of study exhibited high satisfaction levels with treatment outcomes. No safety concerns were noted. The study revealed that Citrullus lanatus herbal under eye serum is highly significant for treating dark circles, puffy eyes and wrinkles.

Conclusion: The research study could lead to safe and cost effective herbal serum to manage dark circles. However further studies required at molecular level to find out mode of action.

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