March 29, 2006 | Contact Author | By: Charles Fox
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Keywords: antimicrobials | antiseptics | cleansers | preservatives

Abstract: This article reviews antimicrobial agents and their use in personal care products, as reported in more than 50 patents and journal articles published between 1996 and 2001.

This article reviews the patent and scientific literature, published between 1996 and 2001, on various types of antimicrobial agents and their use in acne products, antiseptics, cleansers, dandruff, deodorants, oral care products and preservatives as well as on their safety and interactions with the skin.