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By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published November 10, 2011
It is time for my semi-annual review of various newspaper articles relating to the cosmetic industry. The first item is about a possible new preservative to prevent bacterial contamination—oil from coriander seeds. This spice, widely used in As… Read More »
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published August 29, 2011
Inolex Chemical offers personal care and household product formulators a novel chelating technology to prevent the growth of A. niger and make a variety of consumer-friendly claims. Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published February 5, 2009
These days, marketing people are constantly looking for a natural antimicrobial that does not have to be listed as a preservative, so they can call the product “preservative free.” Wouldn’t it be convenient if this “non-pres… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published July 1, 2008
In the continual search for natural preservatives, Active Micro Systems (AMS), Piscataway, NJ, offers a line it calls “alternative preservative solutions.” One of the them is AMS Leucidal Liquid (INCI: Leuconostoc/ radish root ferment fil… Read More »
Preservative Market Update
Published April 30, 2008
A high profile health issue puts preservatives in a good light, but regulators, consumers and many marketers continue to search for alternatives to traditional systems. Read More »
Preservative Market Update
Published April 27, 2007
Consumer groups, rather than knowledgeable cosmetic chemists, are dictating how products are preserved. And that has some industry experts worried. Read More »
A Preservative Update
Published November 15, 2005
Regulatory issues still cause headaches for suppliers. Now, a dubious paper linking parabens to cancer makes the job even tougher. Read More »
Natural Alternatives for Cosmetic Preservation
By Eric Schmitt and Kathleen Norris, Active Concepts
Published February 6, 2015
Extracts, organic acids, enzymes and antimicrobial peptides all have a place in a cosmetic chemist’s toolbox, according to researchers at Active Concepts. Read More »