Are you wondering if cosmetics really need preservatives?
Do you know that there are many legal reasons to use natural preservatives in cosmetic products? All cosmetic companies should stick to a protocol and make products that are as natural as possible. According to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetic products can be banned for the following reasons:
- Has harmful substances
- Is absolute filth
- Contains illegal chemicals
- Is manufactured under wrong conditions
Not all cosmetics come with long self-lives. Preservatives are required to increase the overall lifetime of a product. To be more precise, preservative-free cosmetic products are a scam.
Try to imagine this: Can you prepare food and let is stay for months without preserving? Wouldn’t fungus and bacteria start to live on what you prepared? This theory holds good with cosmetic products too!
Unless a cosmetic product has zero water and is 100% dry, you need preservatives. Things become better and healthier if the preservative is natural.
What are Natural Preservatives?
As suggested by its name, natural preservatives are made of natural ingredients. These are critical ingredients that can promote skincare and hair growth naturally.
Natural preservatives can protect the overall integrity of your skincare, cosmetic product. Do you know that microorganisms can affect the following stages of cosmetic production?
- Phase separation
- Change of color
- Improvement of viscosity
- Change of smell
- Turbidity of cosmetic products (especially the transparent ones)
In all these phases, uninvited and unwanted microorganisms start to develop. This is when natural preservatives become useful!
Choosing the Right Preservatives
Choosing the right cosmetics with natural preservatives is important. Here are few tips on how to select the proper natural preservatives:
- Ensure that the product carries the label “natural.”
- Check if the cosmetic product has passed all organic certifications
- Check if the cosmetic product complies with law
- Check if the preservative suits the product. There is no such thing as a one-for-all natural preservative.
- Check if the cosmetic product is packaged properly
What happens when you choose the wrong natural preservative?
If you choose the wrong natural preservative, the results can be disastrous. In fact, you may experience a variety of skin disorders. On the other hand, the cosmetic company can suffer lawsuits. This is why most cosmetic companies are careful with their preservative system. They ensure that a natural and a flawless preservative system is used.