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Optimizing the preservative regime for a preparation requires the antimicrobial effectiveness of several preservative combinations to be determined. In this study, three preservatives were tested: benzoic acid, sorbic acid and benzylic alcohol. Their preservative effects were evaluated using the antimicrobial preservative efficacy test (challenge-test) of… (More)
Some alpha,omega-alkanediyl bis-dimethylammonium bromide compounds (gemini surfactants) referred as "m-s-m" have been synthesized, purified and characterized by usual spectroscopic methods. These compounds have been screened for antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Their activity was compared.… (More)
Vitamin E supplements could be beneficial for postmenopausal women. To evaluate the effect of edible argan oil consumption on the antioxidant status of postmenopausal women, the vitamin E serum level of 151 menopausal women consuming either olive or argan oil was determined. Serum level of vitamin E was increased in the argan oil consumer group. Therefore,… (More)
In this work, we studied the influence of different parameters controlling cooling stage on biological dispersed system injury. The human red blood cell (RBCs) was chosen as work model. The study examined the influence of two freezing processes on RBCs hemolysis, one process producing big crystals, the other producing small crystals. Using both processes,… (More)
Emulsions of three different size distributions and five oil/water ratios of the finest of these distributions were congealed according to three different congealing processes before the freeze-drying operation. The influence of the various cryoprotective agents added was studied and the size change of the dispersed phase after congealing was examined.
THE AIM OF THIS STUDY The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of daily consumption and/or application of argan oil on skin hydration in postmenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty postmenopausal women consumed butter during the stabilization period and were randomly divided into two groups for the intervention period: the treatment group… (More)
BACKGROUND During menopause, the decrease of estrogenic secretion induces the disruption of skin functioning, thus causing the decline in skin elasticity characteristic of skin aging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in postmenopausal women the effect of daily consumption and/or application of argan oil on skin elasticity. MATERIALS AND METHODS… (More)