Get to Know: Preservatives in Cosmetics

Preservatives, whether synthetic or natural, are necessary in many personal care products. This is because personal care products usually have a pH level of around 5.5, which is compatible with not only the skin, but a variety of fungi and bacteria as well. Many personal care products also contain water and they are also enriched with extracts, plant oils, minerals and vitaminsโ€”all of which are fantastic the growth and survival of microorganisms.

In this following video, Belinda Carli mentions a few other reasons why preservatives are important in personal care products. She also sets some records straight regarding a few myths about preservatives in personal care products, ranging from certain essential oils, extracts and antioxidants having preservative properties, to whether products of certain pH levels require fungicidal protection/preservatives or not.

Watch now:

Thank you Belinda Carli from Personal Care Formulations for sharing this video with us!

Find out more via these posts:
๐Ÿ‘‰ The Difference Between Natural and Organic Products
๐Ÿ‘‰ What are Natural Cosmetics?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Get to Know: Cosmetic Irritants, Allergens & Comedogens
๐Ÿ‘‰ About “Free From” Claims on Personal Care Products
๐Ÿ‘‰ย Are Your Personal Care Products REALLY Organic?
๐Ÿ‘‰ The Number 1 (and most common) Allergen in Skincare Products is This

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