The development of skin scrub cream product from Terminalia Catappa Linn. leaf extract


  • Aumpol Bunpean Kanchanabhishek Institute of Medical and Public Health Technology
  • Natta Choedchutirakul Kanchanabhishek Institute of Medical and Public Health Technology
  • Punnaporn Kajawong Kanchanabhishek Institute of Medical and Public Health Technology


Terminalia Catappa Linn. leaves, Antioxidant activity, Cream scrub



          Natural products offer an alternative to skincare, from impact of various environmental pollutants on skin.  The leaves of Terminalia Catappa Linn. are commonly used as folk medicine to treat dermatitis on, healthy skin. Previously, there is little scientific evidence to support these viewpoints. The objective of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity from Terminalia Catappa Linn. leaf extract by DPPH assay. The development of cream scrub products from Terminalia Catappa Linn. and examining the effects of the product on a 60-person sample group, by specific selection. The instruments consisted of Skin Color Ratio and satisfaction assessment, and the quantitative data were analyzed by percentage, mean, standard deviation, and a paired t-test. The results found that the leaves of Terminalia Catappa Linn. extract showed promising potential antioxidant activity with IC50 of 1.114 µg/ml. The developed cream scrub results showed that formula no. 2 was the most suitable. After utilizing the product, the skin tone of the experimental groups was substantially lower than the control group, and at a significantly significant level (p0.05). The satisfaction score showed that the experimental group were very satisfied ( =4.30±0.73) As a result, the Terminalia Catappa Linn. cream scrub is another option for people interested in natural skincare. Furthermore, the research supports the usage of Thai medicinal herbs, as well as serving as a guideline for developing products for future commercialization.


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Bunpean A, Choedchutirakul N, Kajawong P. The development of skin scrub cream product from Terminalia Catappa Linn. leaf extract. J Med Health Sci [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 29 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];29(3):11-22. Available from: