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.
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.
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!
The micro-world focus has carried with itself a cloudy situation regarding definitions. The most common uncertainty is about the meaning of Microbiota and Microbiome. Could they be easily interchanged? Do they relate to the same concept?
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.