Recent in Preservatives (page 3 of 6)
Jul 1, 2013 | John F. Krowka, PhD, Personal Care Products Council,
Preservatives are critical ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics, where they help to ensure consumer safety as well as product performance and stability. Among these materials, formaldehyde-donor (FD) preservatives have demonstrated a long history of safe and effective use for controlling microbial growth.
Jun 26, 2013
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has partnered with RML Inc. to launch PolyGuard, a new line of alternative preservatives that combine polylysine with DuPont Tate & Lyle's Zemea propanediol as a preservation booster.
May 31, 2013
This article reports the frequency with which preservatives are used in personal care in both the United States and Canada. Surprisingly, the use of parabens continues to grow while imidazolidinyl urea, quaternium-15 and triclosan are on the decline. The fact that the FDA’s voluntary registration program is poorly supported plays into the hands of NGOs.
Apr 19, 2013
Efforts toward preservation are more than a trend, they are an essential component of the inner workings of our industry. Consider how much of the world has recognized this and joined in adopting sustainable and eco-friendly practices and it becomes obvious. In the words of writer Samuel Butler, “Self-preservation is the first law of nature.”
Apr 18, 2013
This review offers an in-depth look at one of the most controversial scientific studies of recent years and explores the relevance of the results of this study and other selected studies to the current layman’s perception of the safety of parabens.
Apr 17, 2013
To ensure that a consumer-ready product is safe, an appropriate preservation strategy must be established for the development, manufacture and packaging of the formula, thus eliminating unacceptable levels of organisms such as pathogenic bacteria, fungi and mold that could grow and pose a health hazard to the consumer.
Jan 19, 2012
Symrise has added a broad-spectrum preservative to its cosmetic ingredients offering that is said to serve as an alternative to caprylyl glycol blends.
Dec 2, 2011 | Maria Minguet, PhD; Rut Barcelona, MD; Eduard Casas, PhD; Maite Beltrán, PhD; and Joan Seguer, PhD, Vedeqsa (Grupo LAMIRSA)
Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl (LAE), derived from natural lauric acid and L-arginine, is shown here to provide broad-spectrum activity against microorganisms including Malassezia furfur and Propionibacterium acnes. In vitro tests corroborated by in vivo evaluations suggest its efficacy in anti-dandruff and dermo-purifying applications.
The Required D-Value: Evaluating Product Preservation in Relation to Packaging and Consumer Use/Abuse
Oct 28, 2011 | D.S. Orth, PhD, R.F. Barlow and L.A. Gregory, Neutrogena Corp.
Cosmetic and pharmaceutical products are subject to microbial contamination and spoilage during use. In 1970, Halleck published the recommendations of the Preservation Subcommittee of the Toiletry Goods Association Microbiology Committee, which stated that preservation studies should consider product formulation, manufacturing conditions, packaging, product stability and continued effectiveness of the preservative system during the intended use by consumers.
Oct 28, 2011 | Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson
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.
Oct 26, 2011
"Nature-identical" phenethyl alcohol was used to create schülke's sensiva® PA 20 (INCI: Phenethyl Alcohol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin). Phenethyl alcohol occurs widely in nature and has properties that help maintain the microbiological stability of personal care formulas.
Jun 1, 2011
Kemin Industries Inc. has created a personal care division, Kemin Personal Care Inc., and has made its debut with five personal care ingredients, among them, a natural soy preservative.