Course Description

Introduction to Modern Cosmetic Preservation

Online On Demand

Course Offering 1811902OL2711A
Course ID 2711

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This online training will benefit professionals in the following industries: Cosmetics, Household Products, Industrial & Institutional Products and Pharmaceuticals.

Likely potential job functions of attendees would be: chemists, formulators, managers, marketers and retailers.

Professionals in departments such as research & development, marketing, management, regulatory and purchasing will find the course especially valuable.

Course Description
Preservatives are an essential component of consumer products, and a basic knowledge of preservative technology is important for marketers and formulators.

It is necessary to understand the nature of microorganisms and the mechanisms that disrupt their growth. Many traditional preservatives are formaldehyde donors. Parabens, which are excellent products, are the victims of bad publicity. Several non-traditional products are available, and the use of glycols and activity boosters is useful. Essential oils can also have preservative activity.

This 90-minute training will address these topics and a variety of new approaches that lower the barrier to successful preservation, such as reduced water activity, hurdle technology, HACCP and cGMPs.

Course Director
Steve Herman, President, Diffusion LLC

Steve Herman is President of Diffusion LLC, a consulting firm specializing in regulatory issues, intellectual property, and technology development. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the FDU Cosmetic Science Program since 1993, teaching the Cosmetic Formulation Lab and Perfumery. Steve was a columnist for GCI Magazine for 17 years and has written a book, Fragrance Applications: A Survival Guide. His SCC activities include service as Chairman of the NY Chapter in 1992 and 2013, election to Fellow status in 2002, and instructor in the Continuing Education Program.