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Preservative-Free and Self-Preserving Cosmetics and Drugs

Principles and Practices, 1st Edition

Edited by Jon J. Kabara

CRC Press

286 pages

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Introduces the principles that augment the formulation of products free from traditional preservatives by creating a hostile environment for microorganisms without diminishing quality. The text emphasizes that the preservation of a product should be inherent in the formula and examines the use of multifunctional chemicals whose secondary characteristics include germistatic and germicidal qualities.


"This book describes. . .a unique approach to the formulation of dermatological and cosmetic products and the authors should be congratulated for bringing it to the attention of the interested parties. The book provides a well documented bibliography at the end of each chapter with the most recent references. "

---American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Table of Contents

Principles for product preservation; the effect of acid pH on microorganisms and survival strategies that enable microorganisms to grow in products; the effect of water activity on cosmetic and drug preservation; the role of surfactants in self-preserving cosmetic and drug formulas; fatty acids and esters - multifunctional components of product preservative systems; biomimetic phospholipids - components for self-preserving formulae; the role of antioxidants in cosmetic and drug preservation; aroma chemicals as preservatives; chelating agents as preservative potentiators; the role of packaging in product preservation; preservative-free and self-preserving cosmetic and drug products - the future.

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Cosmetic Science and Technology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical