Oxidative Stability of Botanical Oils in Color Cosmetics

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: James H. Brown, Robert Kleiman and Melanie Cummings, International Flora Technologies Ltd.
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Keywords: botanicals | botanicals | emollients | lipstick | testing | measuring oxidative stability

Abstract: Some cosmetic emollients are particularly susceptible to oxidative degradation when used in the presence of metal oxides. This study examines the results of studies to identify emollients that are less susceptible.

Although consumers prefer labels that communicate "natural" or "botanical" themes, there are often both real and perceived risks associated with the use of natural- or botanical-based ingredients, particularly if the ingredients are unknown to the formulator or if they are being used in a cosmetic system for the first time.