Traditionally, Cranberry has been used to treat urinary tract infections., Under this pretext, researchers from the Bioengineering Laboratory of the Catholic University of Valencia, UCV, thought that if this fruit was added to a cream, this ingredient could work as a cream. antimicrobials in other parts of the body,
so they made an Antimicrobial Lipstick Mixing Cream with Blueberry, with the addition of Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Provitamin B5, Babassu Oil and Avocado. The result is that this product is able to protect the person who consumes it from viruses, bacteria and fungi.
UCV scientists tested their invention with a variety of Microorganisms that can be harmful to health, The researchers demonstrated that the lipstick was able to destroy both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses in just one minute of exposure.
They also tested its effectiveness with a variety of bacteria, including a tuberculosis model, and it worked. Similarly, lipstick inactivated the fungus five hours after exposure to it. “We have shown that this cream can be used better protect yourself from diseases like cold sores or mononucleosis“, explains the professor and researcher of ucv Angel Serrano.
On the other hand, the lipstick developed by UCV scientists is capable of destroying viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes coronavirus disease. Research results have been published in ‘ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces,
Looking ahead, scientists willing to cooperate with laboratories or pharmaceutical companies that take their prototypes to industrial development and later commercialization.