Emulgel – Emerging as a Smarter Value-Added Product Line Extension for Topical Preparation
Keywords:Emulgel, Hydrophobic drug, Topical product, Semisolid
Topical products applied to skin in consistency from liquids to powder in formulation but the most popular product is semisolid preparation. In semisolid preparation comparison with others, the use of gels has been emerged for both in dermatology and cosmetology. Despite of many advantages of gels one limitation for in delivery of hydrophobic drug moiety. Emulgel technique contains both oil and aqueous gel base so it can be used for hydrophobic drugs. Emulgel technique also useful for product line extension for drug available in ointment and cream formulation. Emulgel can also provide local concentration of drug in affected area so it is more effective than regular gel in curative aspects and more depth permeation of drug. Emulgel are thermodynamically stable systems having several features like enhanced permeability; prolong drug release, stability of emulsion and good thermodynamic stability. From this review, we get the knowledge about emulgel formulation, advantages, characterization and recent advances in the research field. © 2022 iGlobal Research and Publishing Foundation. All rights reserved.