Using Preservatives in Cosmetics
A hugely useful document that guides you through choosing and using a preservative. A number of commercial preservatives are discussed so that you can make an informed choice when deciding which preservative to use.
Best practices for minimising the introduction of bacteria during manufacturing are included as well as information on the tests your aqueous cosmetic products will need to have if you wish to sell them.
Not to be confused with a preservative, we have included a section on antioxidants.
Please note that this information is also available in the Creams, Lotions and Body Butters Technical Manual.