IIT-Guwahati developed Low Cost Technology anti-ageing Compound

The researchers from IIT Guwahati have developed a low-cost technology that will produce anti-ageing compounds. It has been developed from agricultural resources including pulses, tea, orange peels,  onion, berries, sea buckthorn and parsley.  This product does not use any organic solvents as are included in other products by the commercial industry. Since the product does not contain any organic solvents, it is of low cost

How this has been made?

The product was made using the size-based pressure driven membrane separation process. Under the process, the extracts of the plants or fruits are first passed through fabricated membranes that are capable of separating selected flavonoids. After that the moisture holding part is fridge dried in order to get a powdered product.

How cosmetics are regulated in India?

  1. The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940- It provides the definition of  Cosmetics as the product which is rubbed, sprinkled or sprayed on or are applied to human body for cleansing, beautifying,  altering the appearance or promoting attractiveness.
  2. Rule 134 of the Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940-  The rule lay down the restrictions on use of cosmetics containing colors, dyes and pigments which has not been approved by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
  3. Rule 135 of the Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940- This rule prohibits the import of cosmetics containing arsenic and lead compounds.
  4. Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)- This organization has been empowered to regulate the  import of cosmetic product. These products can only be sold in Indian markets only after getting approval by the CDSCO. The approval procedure is completed through an online portal SUGAM operated by CDSCO under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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