Innovative preservation for baby skin care formulas

Considering the sensitiveness of baby skin, parents are on a lookout for products free of allergens and irritants. In line with this, manufacturers are reducing the concentration of preservatives in their products or looking for replacement to “classic preservatives” (parabens, formaldehyde donors or isothiozolinones) which reduces the risk of allergy and irritation.

While a “clean label” is of most importance, first and foremost is the safety of the consumer. Preservatives inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungi in personal care products, especially after the product has been opened and exposed to the elements and in use. The inappropriate preservation of a formula could pose serious health risks especially for babies that are more prone to allergies, irritation and reactions.

Fortunately, innovative alternatives to classic preservatives that are free of parabens, formaldehyde donors, and isothiazolinones are available. Sharon Laboratories brings more than 40 years of experience in personal care formula preservation and offers a wide range of preservatives to provide our customers as much flexibility as possible to choose the preservatives that best suit their formulating needs, to provide parents the peace of mind with mild preservatives and to the babies safe and mild products.

At Sharon Laboratories we offer “free of”, broad spectrum protection, through our line of organic acid blends (for pH <5.5), mild, multifunctional globally approved preservative mixes with the Advanced Line, mild preservative mixes especially formulated for significant lower lever of use with our Sharomix® Amplify line, as well as nature inspired SharoSENSE™ Plus line, and especially for green and natural formulations Sharon™ Biomix Line which are made with natural organic citrus extracts.

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