White Papers / Tech Papers

Developing "All Natural" personal care products

Released by Sabinsa

January 31, 2017

An Overview of Antimicrobial and Preservative Options

The Need to control microbial activity is inherent in two major facets of personal care. 

Namely antimicrobial care wherein the product helps to retard the growth of topical pathogens or elimantes them, and preservatives retard the growth of microbes in personal care product formulations.  

In recent years, there has been increased dialogue related to natural antimicrobials as topical actives and preservatives in the personal care industry.   Synthetic compounds long accepted as effective in controlling microbial growth have come under scientific and regulatory scrutiny.    These efforts are mainling driven by safety and enviromental concerns, and the increased incidence of antibiotic resistant microbial strains.   Natural alternatives derived from botanicals are therefore being explored by researchers across the world. 
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