Formula protection in cosmetics: not only a preservative system

Nowadays preservatives should not be only molecules with a formula protection activity but they need to be more: they have to meet the stability and micro-testing requirements for high-quality products to alleviate safety concerns.

By |2023-07-20T10:10:22+02:00July 20th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Formula protection and development: how to surf the microbiota-ingredients wave

Have you ever wondered if introducing probiotic-derived ingredients could interfere with the sensoriality of your formula? And what if it unbalances the preservative system? Today, we are here to share our formulation tips for well-studied cosmetic ingredients combinations that will take care about your Skin Microbiota.

By |2022-11-23T10:34:27+01:00November 23rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Skin microbiota: 50 different shades

Healthy skin starts with healthy microbiota, but how can we achieve a 360-degree microbiota care? The choice of the specific active ingredients and simultaneously the inclusion of a preservation system that won’t interfere negatively with our little skin inhabitants: that’s the perfect combination!

By |2022-09-19T10:50:47+02:00September 8th, 2022|News|0 Comments


We know that a preservative system is absolutely required to perform a stable and safe formula, cosmetic formulations need to be protected from spoilage, both on shelf and when used by end-users. At the same time, we cannot forget safety for the skin and their inhabitants either.

By |2021-08-02T14:25:40+02:00July 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Cosmetic Preservatives and Skin Microbiota, what’s new?

In 2018, when skin microbiota was the personal care word of the year, and everyone seemed to be involved in this topic and related new discovers, we decided to investigate whether cosmetic preservatives, which are known and used for their antimicrobial efficacy, could have any impact on the microbial population inhabiting our skin. And now? What's new in this field?

By |2021-07-22T17:52:20+02:00January 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Hygiene: one word different meanings

The real meaning of hygiene depends on the context: When it refers to personal hygiene it usually relates to Personal Care products, covered by Cosmetic Regulation; while, on the contrary, when hygiene is associated with disinfection and relates to public health improvement, it is linked to biocidal products.

By |2021-07-22T17:52:52+02:00November 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Wrong cosmetic preservation and related adverse effects

It can happen that preservatives are wrongly dosed in a finished Personal Care product. The choice of a suitable preservative system should be always based on experimental trials and good knowledge of the formulation and of ingredients compatibility.

By |2020-10-20T10:08:17+02:00October 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments
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