Brown seaweed contains a source of economic value metabolites, one of which is carotenoids. Carotenoids are a group of important pigments produced by marine biota. One of the pigments from the carotenoid class that is produced by brown seaweed is fucoxanthin. Fucoxanthin from Sargassum sp. has bioactivity content as an anti-ultraviolet ray, making it compatible as a natural cosmetic ingredient in sunscreen creams. This study was aimed to observe the potential of Sargassum sp. contained fucoxanthin for sunscreen cream preparation. The result showed that each treatment had a significant difference effect on the SPF value (p<0.05). The highest SPF value was found in cream preparations with 2% fucoxanthin extract addition with 3.36. pH value generated in each treatment was 6-8 at 15 days storage. Cream was included in an O/W homogeneous type. Based on the hedonic test, there were significant differences (p<0.05) on appearance and cream colorbut there was no significant difference (p>0.05) in texture and odor. The highest level of panelist preference was found in cream preparations with 2% fucoxanthin extract addition.
|Number of pages
|International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering
|Published - Apr 2019