n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Challenging times for preservation : ingredients
|Article Title||Challenging times for preservation : ingredients|
|© Publisher:||New Media Publishing|
|Journal||South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review|
|Author||Daniel Whitby and Christina Bachmann-Roth|
|Publication Date||May 2011|
|Pages||28 - 30|
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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