Cosmetics and skin care products become easily contaminated by bacteria, fungus and mold. Containing water and nutrients, cosmetics are a very good medium for growth of microbes. All these factors contribute to the fact that cosmetic products need preservation to prevent microbial growth and spoiling of the cosmetic product and also infection of the skin.
DermVisage’s priority is the safety and efficacy of our products. Two preservatives that we use in our products include Ethylhexylglycerin and Phenoxyethanol (both natural preservatives that have been derived from grains and plants) because they have passed challenging tests where other preservatives have failed. Additionally, they are acceptable according to Health Canada, FDA and the European Commission (EU), all of whom have stringent requirements regarding the safety and toxicity of ingredients as outlined in their Quality Standards for their Premium Body Care products.