continuing trend to reduce, restrict or eliminate product ingredients considered hazardous to human health or the environment,
according to Vertullus.
Available in several forms, CPC provides formulators with a
new preservative option that can be used in a variety of rinse-off
and leave-on applications. Recent testing concluded that CPC is
negative for skin sensitization potential and irritation at formula-
tion levels up to 0.5% and testing using CPC in a leave-on emul-
sion showed broad efficacy against bacteria, mold and fungi.
“As pressure mounts on consumer goods companies to re-
formulate, CPC is a safe and effective ingredient that does not
persist in the environment as evidenced by many environmen-
tal studies that we’ve commissioned,” according to Brad Buehler,
business director, personal care at Vertellus.
The company has recent studies that point to the safety and
efficacy of CPC as an alternative ingredient for triclosan, triclo-carban, benzethonium chloride, formaldehyde-donors and parabens in cosmetic and personal care products.
Ask any preservatives expert, and he’ll surely agree that consumer safety, via the use of an effective preservation system, will
always be paramount—no matter what’s trending over in the
“The criteria for determining adequate preservation is not
something that should vary based on marketing claims,” concluded Sedlewicz.•
Milder preservation systems, especially for products like
baby shampoos, are gaining popularity.