Is it time to regulate probiotics in cosmetics?
Other unknowns Dr. Katz raised in her presentation include:
• Are probiotics still alive in the cosmetics that have preservatives?
• Does the presence of probiotics have an effect on product safety?
• Is there an effect on product quality?
• What are the intended functions of probiotics in cosmetics?
• Are there special considerations for manufacturing cosmetics containing probiotics?
• How can cosmetics containing live microorganisms meet existing microbial contamination limits?
• Does the presence of probiotics in cosmetics affect the shelf life and storage products?
• How are probiotic cosmetics regulated by other countries?