Extractos naturales una alternativa conservante en la industria cosmética

Translated title of the contribution: Natural extracts a preservative alternative in the cosmetics industry

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The present study relates the preservative action of commercial ingredients (Parabens), with three natural extracts: Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), essential oil and hydroalcoholic extract of Isphingo (Ocotea quixos Lam. Kosterm), incorporated in two cosmetic formulas: shampoo and facial creams. The research is carried out using the ISO 11930: 2012 method (Challenge Test). The results determined that the creams that used as preservative mixtures of: extract-essential oil of Isphingo at concentrations of 10%-0,4% and 15%-0,4% and with essential oil of 0,4% did not show any difference significant compared to the commercial preservative, in the case of Rosemary essential oil the incorporation of 1% in shampoo shows preservative activity similar to that of the commercial preservative and the incorporation of 2,5% presents greater antimicrobial efficiency. Based on the results obtained, the extracts have preservative efficiency and could replace the use of synthetic preservatives in the indicated formulas.

Translated title of the contributionNatural extracts a preservative alternative in the cosmetics industry
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalRISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao
Issue numberE30
StatePublished - Jun 2020


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