Natural preservative

sysop at microbiol.org sysop at microbiol.org
Sat Mar 16 08:24:07 EST 1996

RE>I am searching a real natural preservative for cosmetic use or drinkable
RE>liquid. Is somebody can help me ?
RE>My E-mail is :  reala at nationalnet.com

I'm not sure what you mean by a "real natural preservative."  If you
adjust the pH you can inhibit bacterial growth, you might include some
sorbic acid at neutral pH, but to adequately preserve a formulation you
may be forced into using something effective - which is why chemical
preservatives are so useful.

If you what to explore this, and related topics, in more detail I wuold
suggest joining a group such as the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum.
We are in the process of putting up a web site at
http://www.microbiol.org/microbbs/pmf.html to provide information on
joining.  The membership includes a subscription to a private mailing
list on topics of pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic microbiology.

The web site should be active by Sunday evening, March 17, or drop me an
Email at the address below for more information.

Scott Sutton, PhD
sutton at microbiol.org
The Microbiology BBS
(USA) 817-557-0330 (N/8/1)


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