The quantity of common preservatives used in cosmetics should not be determined solely based on toxicity levels, but also the inhibitory effect they may have on microorganisms that are beneficial to skin health, say researchers.
As consumer demand for natural ingredients in personal beauty care products continues to rise, cosmetics manufacturers are considering replacing synthetic preservatives with natural alternatives – but at what cost?
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created huge waves of change in consumer thinking, with hygiene, finance and science now the sharp focus in beauty, potentially spelling the end of preservative fears and the free-from movement, says WGSN.
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has issued scientific advice to lower the threshold for warning labels on cosmetics containing formaldehyde releasing substances to better protect sensitised consumers.
While the microbiome skin care movement and consumer interest in paraben-free cosmetics and personal care products might suggest that preservatives are falling out of favor in the beauty industry, new data from the market research and consulting firm...
Personalisation is here to stay; clean beauty continues to bloom; and the skin microbiota maintains its hold on formulators – all in the context of a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape and important focus on sustainability, according to this year’s...
Rising consumer concern and regulatory changes have left personal care formulators with a shrinking portfolio of acceptable preservatives but blends and naturally-derived alternatives provide industry opportunities, say Symrise and DuPont.
Natural or organic preservatives are unlikely to hit the market any
time soon as the investment necessary to get them accepted by the
authorities could far outweigh potential market success, says
US-based Rohm and Haas says that it now has worldwide approval for
its key preservative Neolone. Simon Pitman reports on an
ingredient that is being billed as a viable option to the often
controversial parabens family.