Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Journal of Research in Pharmacy 2024 , Vol 28 , Issue 2
Development and evaluation of the novel topical formulation containing Bakuchiol for enhanced skin delivery
Ali Asram SAĞIROĞLU1,Beyza Sumeyye AYDIN2
1Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, 34500 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Health Sciences, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.29228/jrp.711 This study investigates the encapsulation of bakuchiol, a renowned compound for hyperpigmentation treatment, utilizing transfersomes as a delivery system. The transfersomes were fabricated using the thin-film hydration technique and subjected to thorough characterization across various parameters. The resulting transfersome formulation, after optimization, demonstrated notably high encapsulation efficiencies, with bakuchiol registering at 86.7±3.6%, accompanied by a narrow particle size distribution (179.9 ± 5.4 nm). In vitro release studies unveiled cumulative release percentages of 71.98±6.52% for bakuchiol over a 24-hour period. Ex vivo permeation studies further affirmed heightened retention of bakuchiol within the skin layers compared to control group. Stability assessments indicated that the optimized transfersome remained stable at 5°C for at least 90 days. These findings underscore the remarkable potential of transfersomes in facilitating the delivery of bakuchiol, offering a compelling and viable alternative for hyperpigmentation formulations. Keywords : Transfersomes; Bakuchiol; Hyperpigmentation; Skin permeation; Topical delivery
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