Preservation of "Atypical" Cosmetic Product Systems

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: John I. Yablonski and Sharon E. Mancuso, Bio-Control Service Group Inc.
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Title: Preservation of "Atypical" Cosmetic Product Systems
preservativesx preservationx challenge testingx water activityx powdersx hydroalcoholicsx anhydrous gelsx
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We can loosely define "atypical" cosmetic products as those product forms that do not naturally conform to the "typical" o/w formulation characteristics exhibited by the vast majority of cosmetic products currently on the market.

Over the years, there has been considerable controversy regarding both the general philosophy of needing to preserve atypical products and, if the need is considered to be valid, how to accomplish this without artificially disrupting the integrity of the product system under evaluation.

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the Apr. 01, 2002 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. If you would like a copy of the complete article, please contact us at customerservice@cosmeticsandtoiletries.com.