Sugar as an alternative preservative system.
I thought I would do a series of blog entries on chemistry concepts that are important to the cosmetics crafter. But before we get started, if you are planning on making your products ‘chemical free’ I suggest you think otherwise. Our bodies themselves are composed of chemicals and everything we put in or on our body is composed of chemicals. With some knowledge of chemistry we can find out which of these chemicals are safe, effective and actually good for us.
Health Canada updated their Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist in September, 2009. Companies that sell cosmetic products into Canada need to be aware of the changes. You can see the items added, deleted and amended here. The change that stands out the most is the addition of Glycerin to the Hotlist. But there is no need to [...]