Lip balm is one of cosmetic material. It is used to moisturize lips to avoid them dry and chap easily. Catechins gambir are rich of flavonoids and tannins that have antioxidant and can moisturize the skin and reduce dryness of the lips. The purpose of this research was to formulate and test the effectiveness of lip balm by using catechin gambir. It used 0.5%, 1% and 1.5% concentration of catechin gambir. The testing included homogeneity test, irritation test, preference test, preparation stability test and testing the ability of lip balm preparations to moisturize lips in the tested volunteers by using the preparation every morning and night for 28 days. The results showed that all lip balm preparations were homogeneous, did not irritate the skin, stable in storage and the preference test was based on the panelists' assessment. The panelists prefer the lip balm formula 4 used 1.5% concentration of catechin. Catechin gambir lip balm 1% and 1.5% were the best lip moisturizing effect after 28 days of use.
formulation; lip balm; catechin gambir (Uncaria Gambir Roxb.); hedonic test