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Self-preservation

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,”

Optimizing Formula Preservation

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.

Parabens: Myth and Reality

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.

SCANCOS Defends Paraben Safety, Addresses Nanoparticles

The Scandinavian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCANCOS) defended the safety of parabens and addressed the safety of nanoparticles at its Sustainable Cosmetics Conference, held Nov. 5-6, 2009 in Malmö, Sweden.

Comparatively Speaking: Antimicrobial vs. Preservative vs. Antibiotic

Industry expert Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr. investigates the difference between an antimicrobial agent, a preservative and an antibiotic.

Paraben-free Preservation

Inolex Chemical Company has introduced a paraben-free preservative for personal care products that provides broad spectrum coverage at a neutral pH.

Flower, Berry-inspired Broad Spectrum Preservation

ISP has designed a nature-inspired, broad spectrum preservative for natural products. This ingredient is positioned as being one step closer to an all-natural preservative option.

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