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Apr 1, 2013 | Article

Most Formulators Prefer Natural Preservatives While Developing Cosmetics Formulation

Which ingredient would you be most likely to select for your cosmetics formulation? question is pretty straight forward. If you had to choose only one ingredient in a new formulation, what type...

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Apr 6, 2011 | Article

Natural Preservative Blend

A natural preservative blend comprising one or more naturally occurring substances comprising 1.0 to 20% w/w one or more naturally occurring substances containing salicylate, 0.1 to 20% w/w one or...

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May 1, 2010 | Article

Are You Comfortable Launching a Product that is "Preservative-Free"?

This question was recently put to the SpecialChem Community and their views on developing a preservative-free product. The response to this question by close to 75% of SpecialChem readers was that...

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Feb 2, 2010 | Article

Has the use of Paraben preservatives become an issue in your product development?

A couple of months ago in our Opinion space section, we asked our community of formulators and marketers to share their opinion on the following question: "Has the use of Paraben preservatives...

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Sep 5, 2012 | Article

Preservatives from Chitin Derivatives

Whereas it is customary to activate chitin or chitosan by giving a treatment of an acid to it, it was surprisingly found in this invention that chitin/chitosan gets activated for the purpose of...

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Nov 3, 2010 | Article

Preservation Challenges – The Natural Market

By Amanda Foxon-Hill

Formulating for the natural market can be fun until you try to keep your 'pure-enough-to-eat' cosmetic shelf safe for the required time. Many preservatives have been criticized for their potential...

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Apr 21, 2010 | Article

Cosmetic preservatives

Personal care products contain significant amounts of water and other natural or synthetic ingredients. The product can be contaminated with microorganisms which can continue to grow in the...

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Jul 6, 2007 | Article

Ingredients with Bad Press - PRESERVATIVES

By nature many preservatives are potential irritants as they are meant to kill microorganisms. But this becomes more probable if cosmetic products contain an excess of preservatives...

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Mar 15, 2007 | Article

The Pros and Cons of Alternate Preservative Systems

By Nick Morante

In the United States, all products must be labeled clearly on the product or outer package as mandated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Preservatives must be clearly listed along...

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