Hamidah Jaafar Sidek, Noor Azura Zainuddin and Mohamad Azhar Azman
Keywords: Oil-based serum, propolis, Plukenetia volubilis, GC-MS Analysis, Antibacterial activity.
Abstract: SIS Oil is a new natural multifunctional product in the form of oil-based serum specially formulated for skin care. The main objective is to introduce a natural skin care product without harmful synthetic chemicals. This product consists of beneficial natural bioactive compounds mainly from sacha inchi oil, propolis oil, and other ingredients. Propolis oil has been used for a long time for its medicinal properties. In addition, Plukenetia volubilis (sacha inchi) oil has been added as a booster for the product in providing fatty acids which are very beneficial for health and beauty treatment. The presence of these compounds has been analysed by using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrophotometry (GC-MS). Furthermore, the antibacterial activity of the oils were evaluated by MIC and MBC analyses, and propolis oil showed a great potential as antibacterial inhibitor and bactericidal on three skin infection bacteria. SIS Oil or Sacha Inchi Oil-Based Serum is a multifunctional serum that helps to moisturize the skin, reduce black heads, act as a scar fader, reduce pimples, reduce pore opening, lighten and soften the skin. This product is safe to use as it is from natural sources and does not contain harmful, synthetic chemicals. SIS Oil has also been introduced to close friends and relatives with good recommendations and testimonies for its effectiveness. This project has led to many other commercialized products such as moisturizer, mask, soap and scar fader.