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CIPHET developed facial care systems from kinnow peel

Dr D S Uppal and his team of Ludhiana based Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) under Indian Council of Agricultural Research have developed a natural & inexpensive facial care systems from dried Kinnow peel powdered extracts. CIPHET Face mask, pack and Face toner are a rich blend of major concentration of Kinnow peel powdered extracts and other minor components as preservatives and sticking agents.

CIPHET's face mask/pack and toner possesses very effective deep cleansing properties along with stringent, disinfectant and antiseptic action to protect facial skin from unwanted blemishes. Because, Kinnow peel is a rich source of Vitamin C, Carotenoids, limonene, antioxidants, micronutrients and antibacterial limonoids as compared to the peels of other citrus fruits.

Upon regular usage, CIPHET GLOWU: Face Care System enhances and improves the complexion of the skin & keeps it soft & free from other skin disorders. The Face glitters with extra brightness & lustre.

Dr R T Patil, director of CIPHET informed that they are in the process of filing a patent on this technology and conduct entrepreneurship development programmes especially for Self Help Groups or women entrepreneurs for production of face pack/scrub and toner from peels.
Kinnow is a major citrus fruit of northern states of India during the winter months and it is processed into juices by the industry & fruit vendors. Thus, 30-34 per cent of Kinnow peel is a major processing waste generated during Kinnow processing which can be used to make facial care systems.

by S. C.
31 march 2009, Technical Area > Science News