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South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Volume 37, Issue 5, 2010
Volume 37, Issue 5, 2010
Author Debbie SinclairSource: South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review 37, pp 30 –32 (2010)More Less
Source: South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review 37, pp 33 –35 (2010)More Less
Preservatives ensure product safety and quality and therefore play an important role in every personal care formulation. Since many cosmetic products cannot be sterile-manufactured or packaged, preservative systems are required. The first purpose of a preservation system is to inhibit microbial growth that leads to product spoilage. The second purpose is to protect the consumer from undesired infection risks.
Author Wolfgang SiegertSource: South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review 37, pp 36 –37 (2010)More Less
Cosmetic products should be safe under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. The regulation on cosmetic products (EC 1223/2009) requires for the cosmetic product safety report, the results of preservation challenge test to prove the microbiological safety. The regulation itself didn't specify the test procedure for the challenge test. Beside the test from the EU and US, pharmacopoeia in-house test protocols have been established for many years. The applicability of the Schulke KoKo test for the evaluation of the microbiological safety of finished cosmetic products is assessed below.
Author Andrea ProttiSource: South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review 37 (2010)More Less
The packaging industry appears to be going through a slow phase, with many local companies finding that their stock are not moving as fast as they had originally anticipated. Although the recession is rumoured to be behind us, this doesn't seem to be true for the local packaging community and we have yet to see much of an increase in business.
Source: South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review 37 (2010)More Less
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) does not only provide technical insight in to the industry, but also highlights the ins and outs of marketing to consumers in a post-recession period. Desirée Gullan from Gullan&Gullan advertising agency recently spoke to members of the society about how to make their brands stand out in a time where marketing trends and consumer behaviour is changing.