Preservatives for Cosmetics

October 30, 2008 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Chapman
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Formulators are acutely aware of the need to adequately preserve their products to ensure the product’s safety and be in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, EU and other international regulations. This essential reference book, Preservatives for Cosmetics, Second Edition is of vital importance to formulators and finished-goods marketers from both a regulatory and new ingredient standpoint.

Updated from his 1996 original, author David Steinberg has added several new sections including a review of water activity and HACCP as well as non-preservative ingredients that act as preservatives.

“The heart of the book is a listing of the common and less frequently used preservatives, alone and in commercially available combinations,” said Trevor G. Blease, Ph.D., of Uniqema, in his recent review.

Steinberg reviews the current provisions and requirements of several regulatory bodies plus includes chapters on:
Common Preservatives
Other Preservatives
Combinations and Solutions
Preservatives as Active Ingredients
“Natural” Preservatives
Non-Traditional Preservatives
Water Activity (HACCP)
Chelating Agents

Save valuable research time by having this important reference book in your lab!