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Cosmetics Ingredients
The material selection platform
Cosmetics Ingredients
Online Course

Switching to Green Alternatives for Cosmetic Preservation

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Recorded on Oct 28, 2020

Regain consumers' trust by accelerating your switch to green alternatives for cosmetic preservation (break old habits - move away from phenoxyethanol, MI/MIT...)

Dr. Barbara Olioso will provide an up-to-date overview of existing natural preservatives, their pros & cons and will share tips to make the switch (how to select, run tests related to stability & performance, manage budget…)

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Presented By:
Dr. Barbara Olioso

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Paraben alternatives - phenoxyethanol, MI/MIT haven't been successful in avoiding safety concerns, which has led to increased distrust amongst cosmetic consumers. It is time to break old habits & switch to greener alternatives. But since drop-in replacement is not possible, make an early start to stay ahead of the competition ! Join this course and:

  1. Save time on your ingredient selection with a practical review of natural preservatives, their pros & cons, cost concerns...

  2. Comply easily with desired organic certification by learning formulation & testing best practices to develop your product with natural preservatives

  3. Stay ahead of competition by accelerating your switch to greener alternatives

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Green Alternatives to Cosmetics Preservation

Who should view this course?

Mainly for cosmetic formulators, under pressure to replace synthetic preservatives under review with greener alternatives.

Also for brand owners who want to understand the options available for creating consumer-pleasing cosmetics.

Course Outline

  1. Green Preservation: Moving into a new mindset 

  2. Natural "Shades": Different degrees of natural preservatives
    • Overview
    • Preservatives in Organic Cosmetics

  3. Natural preservatives by Application and Budget

  4. Parameters affecting preservative efficacy

  5. Case studies

  6. 30 mins Q&A- Interact live/ ask questions directly from the expert !
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Members Reviews

VERY GOOD ! I am in the process of changing preservatives and this course was very timely.

Elizabeth S. , from Active Skin Care Products

EXCELLENT ! It's relevant information as our company is also looking into this type of information.


EXCELLENT ! Saw many good alternatives to traditional preservatives.

Shawn D. , from Shantel

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