Analytical control of preservative labelling on skin creams.

  title={Analytical control of preservative labelling on skin creams.},
  author={Suresh Chandra Rastogi},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  volume={43 6},
Contents of 23 preservatives (22 permitted and 1 non-permitted) were analysed in 67 skin creams to verify whether these products complied with the Cosmetic Directive with respect to ingredient labelling, as well as with respect to maximum allowed concentrations of the respective preservatives. The preservatives selected for the analysis were: parabens, 2-phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, sorbic acid, salicylic acid, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers, 3:1 mixture of 5… CONTINUE READING