Active Cosmetic Ingredients develops and supplies natural multifunctional blends to cosmetic manufacturers.
Our focused team is able to respond quickly to requests for specific extracts. We have experience in sourcing active extracts for cosmetics from Europe, the US and Asia Pacific for the global cosmetics market, whether that involves optimising the availability of one extract or setting up production of another that wasn?t available at all.
The biggest problem facing the cosmetic industry today is product preservation. This is not because we do not have preservatives, but because of they have been overused. The frontline preservatives on which the industry has relied, have created problems and fallen out of favour with either the regulators or the public, or both.
When one preservative has been dropped because of regulatory pressure or bad press, it has increased the exposure to remaining preservatives to the extent that they have become the next problem.
Alternative preservatives have been offered, but their cost when considered purely as a preservative renders them uncompetitive.