n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Challenging times for preservation : ingredients




From a personal care perspective, preservation is the protection of products and raw materials from the effects of bacterial and fungal growth. Though this sounds simple enough in practice, selecting the right preservation system can become of the toughest challenges facing a formulator. It is not sufficient to merely ensure the finished product is sterile or contains an acceptable level or organisms. Further steps must be taken to minimise contamination of the product during storage and use.


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