Today’s trends in the cosmetic industry are driven by consumers’ desire for a healthy life; this includes the increasing demand for natural cosmetics. But with that, personal care formulations contain raw materials that are more likely to introduce microbial contamination.
Challenging than is to find a suitable protection strategy since preferred antimicrobials are often of natural origin, too. What is needed are alternative concepts and ideas: Many molecules possess the ability to add to the overall product stability. At Schülke & Mayr, we found a way to make use of that and created a novel antimicrobial blend suitable at high pH and even effective in rinse-off formulations (with a little extra aside).