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  • Is it time to regulate probiotics in cosmetics?

    Posted by belassi on August 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    For those of you who subscribe to the Dermatology Times, this report today

    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?

    OldPerry replied 5 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Sibech

    August 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    A good example of these would be “Mother Dirt AO+ Mist” which supposedly have live Nitrosomonas eutropha.

    They recently started selling in Europe too, but I have NO idea how they scientifically argue for the safety of their product.

  • OldPerry

    August 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Nice review article of cosmetic regulations in the US, but they never answer the question…is it time to regulate them?   

    Probably not since it’s difficult to demonstrate a significant effect.

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