over use of other ingredients to compensate, like surfactants and emulsifiers, which
can have their own negative effects of de-fatting and drying out the skin.
“We are all trying to avoid any product contamination and the less effective
preservatives we use, the greater the potential,” he said.
Pat Lutz, president of Lincoln Manufacturing Inc., noted that it is a challenge to
find all-natural or naturally-derived preservatives that are broad spectrum and cost effective like conventional preservatives.
Lincoln says its new Linatural MBS (
microbial blocking systems) are naturally-derived,
inexpensive, preservative-free systems that
block microorganisms from growing, thus
keeping the formulation stable.
“These systems give the customer the
option for a cost effective alternative to
preservatives that block a broad spectrum
of microorganisms from contaminating
the formulation while the customer can
claim preservative-free and no oils,” Lutz
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According to Sedlewicz of schülke, the
ever-shrinking number of well-accepted
actives is the biggest limiting factor for the
preservative market. She said that schülke’s
expertise is in the development of innovative blends of available materials with antimicrobial properties.
“As the list of traditional preservatives
at our disposal has become severely limited,
we have focused our attention on more
multifunctional materials,” said Sedlewicz.
“Our most recent introduction, sensiva PA
20, is the result of our research into nature-
According to Sedlewicz, sensiva PA 20
combines phenethyl alcohol, traditionally
used as a fragrance ingredient, with ethyl-
hexylglycerin for its preservative boosting
effect. “The result is a biodegradable blend
that can maintain the microbiological sta-
bility of a wide range of products,”she said.
At In-Cosmetics in March, Dow Microbial Control introduced a new version of
Kathon CG called Kathon CG III, a
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