The Naturals & Wellness movements are driving change in beauty & personal care products and preservation is one of the most challenging areas in this respect. Preservation has to be effective and safe, in addition to meeting consumer desires. Today, consumer-accepted traditional preservation options are limited and the additional consumer expectation of natural and sustainable ingredients limits the field of options even further. Many preferred traditional preservatives used in the cosmetics industry, such as Phenoxyethanol or Sodium Benzoate, are 100% petro-derived.1 The most prevalent alternative options used today either as standalone or preservation boosting options, including Caprylyl Glycol or Ethylhexylglycerin, are also 100% petro-derived.
Effective preservation is arguably one of the most important aspects of formulation because the preservative system exists explicitly to maintain consumer product safety. Protecting formulations from microbial growth is also critically important to ensure product longevity and shelf-stability. At the same time, incorporating a new preservation system into your formulation needs to be easy and straightforward so it does not interfere with new product development timelines. The ideal way to accomplish safety, efficacy, and ease of formulation is utilizing complete, broad spectrum systems.
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