Preservative-Free and Self-Preserving Cosmetics and Drugs

Preservative-Free and Self-Preserving Cosmetics and Drugs : Principles and Practices

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Introduces the principles that augment the formulation of products free from traditional preservatives by creating a hostile environment for microorganisms without diminishing quality. The text emphasizes that the preservation of a product should be inherent in the formula and examines the use of multifunctional chemicals whose secondary characteristics include germistatic and germicidal qualities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18.54mm | 690g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 0824793668
  • 9780824793661
  • 3,074,753

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Addressing both the philosophy and science of preservation, Preservative-Free and Self-Preserving Cosmetics and Drugs emphasizes that the preservation of a product should be inherent in the formula itself...explains the rationale for providing product protection by reducing or eliminating classical preservatives...highlights the desirability of reducing the levels of preservatives in cosmetics...discusses the replacement of irritating or sensitizing agents...describes the refinement of formulas to eliminate preservatives...considers the impact of preservative-free and self-preserving products on global markets and international regulations...and more.
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Table of contents

Principles for product preservation; the effect of acid pH on microorganisms and survival strategies that enable microorganisms to grow in products; the effect of water activity on cosmetic and drug preservation; the role of surfactants in self-preserving cosmetic and drug formulas; fatty acids and esters - multifunctional components of product preservative systems; biomimetic phospholipids - components for self-preserving formulae; the role of antioxidants in cosmetic and drug preservation; aroma chemicals as preservatives; chelating agents as preservative potentiators; the role of packaging in product preservation; preservative-free and self-preserving cosmetic and drug products - the future.
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Review Text

"This book describes. . .a unique approach to the formulation of dermatological and cosmetic products and the authors should be congratulated for bringing it to the attention of the interested parties. The book provides a well documented bibliography at the end of each chapter with the most recent references. "
---American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
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Review quote

"This book describes. . .a unique approach to the formulation of dermatological and cosmetic products and the authors should be congratulated for bringing it to the attention of the interested parties. The book provides a well documented bibliography at the end of each chapter with the most recent references. "
---American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
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