The Usage and Composition of Propolis Added Cosmetics in Korea
Propolis cosmetics commercialized in Korea are the liquid foundation (GAC 4927), Propoleo cream (GAC 4914), and the eye cream (GAC 4922). Liquid foundation has 3% of propolis with 20 other ingredients. The propoleo cream includes 2% of propolis. The cream is specially beneficial for oily or pimply face. The eye cream with 1% of propolis helps to absorb nutrients and to prevent excessive moisturizing. Propolis in cosmetic shows a great deal of advantages in antibacterial activity, moisturization, revitalization, and elasticity of skin. Additionally, Amiga Lotion (G153-1122) and Amiga Skin (G153-1123) are also products with propolis. To see the consumer’s satisfaction, questionnaires were distributed, and the results are shown 81% on the liquid foundation and Propoleo cream, and 83% on the eye cream as table 1, 2, 3.
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