The agony of choice: Options to protect your Cosmetic Formulation (ENG)

14:55 - 15:15

The regulatory and public pressure to eliminate whole categories of preservatives has put an enormous amount of pressure on formulators over the past several years. This pressure comes with little, if any, thought as to alternatives that may be used or the health risks of unpreserved or under-preserved products.

Formulators are aware of the necessity to adequately preserve their products in order to ensure product safety and comply with the respective legislations. This task is more difficult when marketing requirements are added to the factors influencing the preservative choice. As a result, formulators are looking for new and innovative ways to keep their cosmetic products microbiologically stable.

The presentation will illustrate market trends and three options which can help to maintain the microbiological stability of personal care products.


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