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The preservatives (pre)judice

LUIGI LO FORTI

H&PC today (TKS Publisher)

KEYWORDS: Preservatives, parabens, Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, FDA.
ABSTRACT:
Product safety seems to be quite an open debate still today, especially when it concerns health. Obviously enough, we do want the products to be 100% safe, yet we also want them to be 100% natural as well. The problem is natural is not always safe, sometimes it’s actually the opposite. So, quoting Giacomo Santus’s provocative question, “With or without: what is the safer option?”, (pag. 46), we would probably work out an answer consumers might not be happy to hear.

A SIMPLE ASSUMPTION
The plain truth out there is that any product containing water is, as a matter of fact, a potential incubator for fungi, bacteria, moulds. This is not an opinion or marketing manipulation, it’s a fact! Since cosmetics contain water, they are consequently exposed to potential contamination. Moreover, cosmetics are usually stored in bathrooms, that is a warm, humid environment, which is ideal for microbial growth. Leaving creams, foams and make up products without pr ...
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