Herbal microsponge incorporated sunscreen gel: A novel strategy


  • Arnab Das
  • Prithviraj Chakraborty
  • Bunu Khatiwara
  • Jigyasha Dhakal
  • Samarpan Sarangi
  • Simran Singh
  • Srijita Chakrabarti




Microsponges, erythema, skin carcinogenesis, ointment, sunscreen


Different dermatological disorders have different effects on the lives of patients. Recently microsponge formulations have been used to treat several dermatological complications. Microsponges are basically tiny sponge like spherical particles with porous surface having valuable and attractive effect on topical delivery. The side effect of the used drug can be reduced, bioavailability can be increased, and the drug release can be modified. Microsponges can be used in different bases like gel, lotion, ointment and even in powder form. Microsponges used in sunscreen gel are now very popular. Excessive UV exposure leads to different pathological conditions like skin burns, erythema, skin carcinogenesis, etc., The microsponge sunscreen gel protects our skin from all these skin problems and most importantly, with a very less amount of side effects compared to others. Moreover, microsponges are very much cost effective, easy to handle, can deliver minimum dose of drug and enhance the stability.

Author Biographies

Arnab Das

Department of Pharmaceutics, Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, 737136, Sikkim, India

Prithviraj Chakraborty

Mata Gujri College of Pharmacy, Mata Gujri University, Kishanganj, 855107, Bihar, India

Bunu Khatiwara

Department of Pharmaceutics, Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, 737136, Sikkim, India

Jigyasha Dhakal

Department of Pharmaceutics, Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, 737136, Sikkim, India

Samarpan Sarangi

Department of Pharmaceutics, Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, 737136, Sikkim, India

Simran Singh

Department of Pharmaceutics, Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, 737136, Sikkim, India

Srijita Chakrabarti

Department of Pharmaceutics, Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, 737136, Sikkim, India


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How to Cite

Das A, Chakraborty P, Khatiwara B, Dhakal J, Sarangi S, Singh S, Chakrabarti S. Herbal microsponge incorporated sunscreen gel: A novel strategy. Biomedicine [Internet]. 2022 Nov. 12 [cited 2022 Nov. 27];42(5):844-50. Available from: https://biomedicineonline.org/home/article/view/2016

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