Skin Care Category is the largest category in the Personal Care industry and is projected to expand rapidly due to the rise of clean beauty, premium products, the growing awareness for natural and organic products and expansion on channels such as e-commerce. Cosmetic formulation is changing as a result of these tendencies. Formulators are constantly searching for innovative ingredients that will answer the need for healthier products.
Skincare products containing natural ingredients like Shea butter, or coconut oil are growing. For example, Facial Masks containing Mud & Clay is a rapidly expanding segment. Those products are considered by consumers as safe, although these natural materials are not plant-derived but rather coming from the ground and as such, they carry everything that is originating in the ground, including microorganisms.
Choosing the best preservative system becomes a challenge to the formulator, who needs to take into account marketing trends, complex ingredients from nature, and global regulations. Sharon Laboratories patent-pending solutions were developed to meet the industry need for a preservative for facial care applications, providing high efficacy broad-spectrum protection and suitable for sensitive skin.
Mud mask formulas are known to be a higher risk for microbial contamination. High preservatives concetration resolutio, as oftenconsidered, carries risk of irritation and possible stability issues.Download PDF
Facial masks applications are considered a preservative challenge, especially cleansing masks with natural ingredients such mud and clay.Read More
The main challenge of mild, “free of” preservatives is microbial contamination. Sharon Laboratories is offering a new preservative solution, with amplified efficacy. This range offers broad spectrum and superior activity, allowing a significantly lower level of use in a finished product of ~ 0.5%.Read More