Troy Corp. Launches IPBC-customized Broad-spectrum Preservatives

Jan 27, 2015

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

Gentle Preservative System Launched

May 13, 2014

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

Sep 23, 2013

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

The Importance of Formaldehyde-Donor Preservatives in Personal Care Products

Jul 1, 2013John 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.

Troubleshooting Preservation in Formulas

May 1, 2011Peter Tsolis and Steve Schnittger,The Estée Lauder Companies

As formulators build the latest creations, they must ensure that each part of the product meets its target and predetermined standards. Although characteristics such as aesthetics, fragrance, performance and color are market-dependent, preservative efficacy is not and must remain high.

2010 Frequency of Preservative Use

Nov 1, 2010David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates

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.

Optimizing Formula Preservation

Mar 1, 2010Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.

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

Mar 1, 2010Dene Godfrey, S. Black Ltd.

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.


Mar 1, 2010Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine

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.”