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Aloe vera is nutritious as natural ingredients of beauty mask. (Photo by courtesy)
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UNAIR NEWS – Facial masks have been around for centuries. The use of facial masks known since the time of the kingdom or dinasty, and used by royal princess to soften and beautify the skin naturally. They are made from plant herbs or dried fruits, packed in hygienic way.

The PKMK team from Faculty of Pharmacy UNAIR consist of Aprilia Nur’aini Rizma Putri, Putri Diana Yusuf, Bunga Izzatul L., and Nadia Natsya Al-Khalifi developed entrepreneurial product called ALOMATCH, which is natural peel off face mask with combination of Aloe vera and Matcha green tea that has been proven to be useful.

Why natural ingredients selected, Aprilia Nur’aini Rizma Putri as the leader of Pharmaceutical PKMK UNAIR team explained that they were inspired by the materials used by the predecessors, it made purely without preservatives or bleach that can actually damage or harm the skin.

“This is very important because the face is a human aesthetic that will be first seen by others,” said Aprilia.

In its development, face mask was a beauty product that many women used to keep their skin. The type of facial mask that we often find today is the peel off face mask. This mask does not only remove blackheads, or dirt,  peel off mask is  also effective in moisturizing the skin, because the mask is applied thoroughly and left for a few moments.

Concoction of green tea flour that is beneficial for health. (Photo by courtesy)

In order to get more optimal results, peel-off mask is used when the face is completely clean. It’s better to wash the face with warm water before using the mask, this makes the pores open and ready to receive the content of the mask.

Aloe vera has been known as a hair fertilizer, wound healer, and used for skin care. Along with the progress of science and technology, the benefits of aloe vera plants developed as raw materials for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, as well as food and health drinks.

Aloe vera contains many vitamins, minerals, saponins and dozens of different types of amino acids. For skin care, Aloe vera can relieve acne, moisturize the skin, detoxify the skin, eliminate scars and marks, reduce inflammation and repair and rejuvenate the skin.

Aloe vera also contains folic acid that protects the immune system and the health of body that is often reflected in the skin. With these various benefits contained in aloe vera, its utilization is less optimal as people only use it for hair treatment.

Then matcha  (powdered tea) is  a powdered green tea that has been ground into  flour. Drinking tea has been tradition in  China . Matcha is very good for acne because it has the ability to lower sebaceous gland products and rejuvenate the skin cells. Middle aged women often feel anxious about the arrival of fine lines and wrinkles. Matcha can protect the skin from UV rays and prevent premature aging and hyperpigmentation.

ALOMATCH is a breakthrough beauty products which is safe, quality and has a relatively cheap price compared with other products. With many advantages, ALOMATCH becomes an entrepreneurship product with high prospective selling value. (*)

Editor: Bambang Bes

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