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.
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...
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.