Tag Archive: phenoxyethanol

Cosmetic preservatives and facial bacteria

An interesting study published in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology caught my eye recently, which examined the effect on healthy facial bacteria of cosmetic preservatives. You can see an abstract summary here. The five preservatives tested were methylisothiazolinone — or MI,…
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Can it really be allergy free, ‘nasties’ free or chemical free?

One of our minor pet peeves at Skins Matter is manufacturers describing their products as ‘chemical free’. We’d been meaning to write a blog on this for a while, but planning and this month launching the Free From Skincare Awards…
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Award Criteria and Categories – Sorted!

Although the last few months have been our ‘down’ period in terms of the Free From Skincare Awards calendar, this doesn’t mean we’ve not been busy thinking ahead to 2014! Much of the work we’ve been doing over the summer…
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