Recent in Preservatives (page 1 of 6)

Troy Corp. Launches IPBC-customized Broad-spectrum Preservatives

Troy Corp. created a series of customized broad-spectrum preservative blends for personal care applications.

Gentle Preservative System Launched

To gently preserve personal care systems, schülke inc. has launched euxyl K 900, a multifunctional system.

Jeen Combines Organic Acids and Boosters for Alternative Preservation

Jeen International Corp. has combined organic acids and efficacy boosters in a glycerin base to offer formulators an alternative to traditional preservatives.

Profile of Benzoic Acid/Sodium Benzoate

Benzoic acid (BA) is a leading choice due to its long and successful history of use preserving foods, drugs and cosmetics. Affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), BA and its sodium salt, sodium benzoate (NaB), are perhaps the most globally acceptable preservatives that have managed to avoid the controversy associated with many of the industry’s tried-and-true preservatives.

1,2-Alkanediols for Cosmetic Preservation

Straight chain 1,2-alkanediols are multifunctional ingredients with moisturizing and antimicrobial activities. Here, the authors examine the ability of these materials to boost the activity of preservatives and to provide broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. In addition, the authors describe how to combine these compounds into formulations to optimize stability and efficacy.