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Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Colour Cosmetics according to RNCOS report, is the fastest growing segment of Indian Cosmetics Market. Main reasons for the growth of colour cosmetics are increased access to branded products through specialist retailers, supermarkets,  increased awareness, influence of western culture, changing life style, disposable income and increasing population of working ladies in the country.

Getting to the bottom of ageing

The question of why we age is one of the most fascinating questions for humankind, but nothing close to a satisfactory answer has been found to date. Scientists at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie in Berlin have now taken one step closer to providing an answer.

Onion, Garlic & Ginger hold promise for future medication

Editorial, July 2015 issue

“ We all know about onion, garlic and ginger. People are using them as food, salad, spice, or condiments (I put their use together). Many recipes are tasteless and considered to be incomplete without their use (onion, garlic and ginger) in dishes. There are various uses or documented uses (in various ailments) of these three natural stuff, uprooted from ground, when matured. The trio is underground modification of stem. Onion and garlic are bulbs and ginger is an example of rhizome, from view point of botany. Will it be wrong to compare these three with Vicks, Iodex and Zandu Balm, from view point of utility and importance and indispensability?

Sunscreen(Sun Care Product)

Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The image of a healthy person today does not necessarily include a deep, dark tan. Research has linked exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays to skin cancer, premature wrinkles, and other skin problems like dull & lifeless skin. While protective clothing such as hats, pants, and long sleeve shirts are the most effective blocks against these damaging rays, sun-screen products  provide remarkable protection for the skin.

Therapeutic gains of Kampuchea for wellbeing

Editorial, June 2015 issue

“ Are you aware about Kambucha (or Kombucha) ? Ancient Chinese called it “Immortal Health Elixir”. It has a rich history of more than 2000 years as health beveragewhich involved in preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases. Kombucha didn’t get much importance in the west until recently. In present article, I enlighten few points about Kambucha.

Soft Gelatin Capsules (Softgels)

Abhishek Raj
Deputy Manager (R&D)
Quest Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, Chhata Pipara, Bara, Birgunj, Nepal.

A softgel or soft gelatin capsule is a solid capsule (outer shell) surrounding a liquid or semi-solid center (inner fill). An active ingredient can be incorporated into the outer shell, the inner fill, or both. They are oral dosage form for medicine similar to capsules. Softgel shells are a combination of gelatin, water, opacifier and a plasticizer such as glycerin and/or sorbitol(s).

Spurious Drugs / Counterfeit Drugs - An Overview

Dhiraj Yadav
M.S. Pharm (Medicinal chemistry),
NIPER, Raebareli

The Drug and Cosmetic Act 1940 and Rules 1945, a central legislation regulating the manufacture, sale, and quality of drugs and formulations in India provide definition of 'Spurious Drug' under its section 17-B.

  • If it is manufactured under a name which belongs to another drug
  • If it is imitation of, or is a substitute for, another drug or resembles another drug in a manner likely to deceive or bears upon it or upon its label or container the name of another drug unless it is plainly and conspicuously marked so as to reveal its true character and its lacks of identity with such other drug
  • If the label or container bears the name of an individual or company purporting to be manufacturer of the drug; which individual or company is fictitious or does not exist
  • It has been substituted wholly or in part by another drug or substance or
  • If it purports to be the product of manufacturer of whom it is not truly a product.

Budding entrepreneurs make most of this time: Consumers are taking novel ideas and comfort providing solutions hand to hand

Editorial, May 2015 issue

“ This is the best time world is witnessing lately, as world is rapidly undergoing metamorphosis. Also known as makeover, metamorphosis means complete change or a significantly important change. This makeover is from view point of entrepreneurship. There are hundreds of stories, if not thousands, describing struggle of start-up novice, geld with unprecedented success. Entrepreneurship is gaining new shape and momentum as world was never so happening for those who like to have the risk for start up.

Enzyme in Cosmetics

Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Enzyme is a substance produced by a living organism, which act as a Catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. These are effective cellular catalysts responsible for controlling thousands of reactions in the cell. At any given moment, all of the work being done inside any cell is being done by enzymes.



Sushama Rawat
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Nirma University, Gujarat, India

World AIDS Day is distinguished on 01st December every year to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international unity in the face of the endemic. The day is an occasion for communal and private partners to disseminate information about the status of the pandemic and to encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care around the world, predominantly in high prevalence countries.