Traditional preservatives have come under increased scrutiny for their potentially adverse effects. As a result, consumers are looking for products that do not contain certain compounds with negative or harmful associations. For example, isothiazolinones have been associated with sensitization issues; formaldehyde donors release formaldehyde which is a known carcinogen; and phenoxyethanol, a replacement for Parabens, has been associated with irritation.
As consumers continue to engage on the topic, researching the products that they use and the ingredients within, the Beauty Care industry must develop formulations free of traditional preservatives with robust efficacy to ensure both consumer safety and product protection against contaminants.
Alternative Preservation is a method of using multifunctional ingredients with antimicrobial properties as a preservation system instead of using traditional preservatives like parabens, isothiazolinones, or phenoxyethanol.
INOLEX Alternative Preservation Systems employ Hurdle Technology, which allows for the use of multifunctional components or aspects of the formulations as hurdles for microbes to collectively prevent contamination. These components and formulation factors can include membrane disruptors, organic acids, chelating agents and pH.
By using this strategy, formulators can use combinations of milder ingredients and other formulation factors instead of traditional preservatives that consumers are seeking to avoid. Success of this strategy also requires the use of Good Manufacturing Principles (GMP) in combination with the formulation approach to preservation.
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INOLEX is an independent, global personal care ingredients manufacturing company focused on the Beauty and Personal Care market.
With a deep understanding of lifestyle trends and expertise in synthesis and formulation, INOLEX provides innovative materials used by the world's leading cosmetic and consumer product companies.
These include new non-toxic technologies for preserving cosmetics, high performance polymers for Sun are applications and renewable green-chemistry ingredients that replace petrochemicals.
INOLEX is solution focused and is committed to providing innovative and safe ingredients for hair care, skin care and all cosmetic applications. Using sustainable technologies, INOLEX is dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity and sustainability in all that we do.
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