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Seaweed has been widely used as a traditional medicinal ingredient by the community for generations. One species of seaweed, Eucheuma cottonii, is known that contains many antioxidant compounds. The antioxidant in seaweed is mainly in the form of polyphenolic antioxidative compounds, especially flavonoids. Flavonoid and tannin are two compounds that perform as antioxidant activity and have been considered as potential sunscreen ingredients.
The test methods used in this study include SPF value determination test, sensitivity test, homogeneity test, pH test, and viscosity test. Sensitivity test was conducted by 20 semi-trained panelists. The data was statistically analyzed using one-way ANOVA SPSS version 21.0.
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