Adapting to the Impact of Vegan Challenge Testing
Examining cosmetic and personal care items stands as a pivotal phase in the creation of a new product. To introduce any personal care product into global markets, rigorous testing is imperative to gauge its microbiological integrity, guaranteeing the safety of the product for all consumers.
Traditional microbiological testing methods commonly contain animal derived ingredients such as casein and meat peptones. However, in line with a growing shift towards plant-based trends, a vegan alternative to traditional methods has been developed, verified, and externally certified by The Vegan Society.
Naturally-Derived Fruit Acids: Friendly Bacteria
Iscaguard IAF is an aqueous blend of naturally derived fruit acids, suitable for preserving both rinse-off and leave-on cosmetics. It has a broad spectrum of activity and is effective against bacteria, yeast, and mould. The preservative also contains naturally sourced GMO-free propanediol, which provides improved skin moisturisation characteristics, in addition to boosting the efficacy of the preservative. Iscaguard IAF is the perfect choice for skin friendly formulations.View Publication
Natural Multi-functional Antimicrobial Ingredients
Aevum Vita 406 (AV 406) is a naturally derived blend of sodium caproyl/lauroyl lactylate and sodium citrate. The multi-functional ingredient has been proven in both leave-on and rinse-off formulations, yielding promising results in both quantitative studies and external sensory testing. Aevum Vita 406 can act as both a surfactant and emulsifier in preservative-free formulations. The sodium caproyl/lauroyl lactylate and sodium citrate blend shows significant anti-microbial properties against a range of microorganisms including Malassezia furfur, Candida albicans and Propionibacterium acnes making it suitable for anti-dandruff, intimate wash products and anti-acne products respectively.View Publication