Notably, every paraben may react with the cosmetic differently. As a result, the manufacturers of the cosmetics must test these chemicals and understand the ones that will go well with each cosmetic. Also, they must understand the reaction that will take place between the cosmetics and the users when they have reached the customers ( Ocaña-González, Villar-Navarro, Ramos-Payán, Fernandez-Torres, & Bello-López, 2015) . This will help them in establishing what needs to be added r changed so that there cannot be a negative reaction that sometimes may be witnessed. However, the most important part of parabens that should be explored is how they have helped in the expansion of the cosmetic industry. As stated earlier, this industry is worth more than $532 billion dollars and the projection is that it will continue expanding (Ocaña-González, Villar-Navarro, Ramos-Payán, Fernandez-Torres, & Bello-López, 2015). Parabens have played a very big role in this expansion. First is that they have made it possible for the manufacturing of
cosmetic products that can last for more than one year. Previously, the products that used to be manufactured only would last as long as the chemicals that had manufactured the. This meant that once they were opened, their expiry date would be very short. Also, it meant that companies would not produce many products at once because they would not be preserved. They only produced that which the market would consume. This has since changed seeing hat today, it is possible to produce in large scale since it is possible to preserve them thanks to the use of parabens that has revolutionized the cosmetics industry. It has also helped in the conduction of more research and coming up with cosmetics for almost every area of human part. This includes areas that previously would not have cosmetics. Preservatives Beauty products become easily infected with microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and yeast. The cosmetic products consist of substances that provide a suitable environment for the development of microorganisms. They consist of water, oils, carbohydrates, and peptides that are good sites for microbial growth. The presence of these contents makes it necessary to protect the products from contamination using preservatives. The microorganisms cause the spoiling of the beauty products and if used on the human skin they could bring about infections and allergies. The preservatives used can guard products against microorganisms as well as extend their shelve life which is an advantage to the consumer, manufacturer, and supply because there are reduced losses ( Kireche, Arnau & Lepoittevin, 2010). Some of the substances used as preservatives have a stabilizing effect that makes it possible to maintain the purpose of many active contents of the products such as vitamins, emulsifiers, and surfactants to make sure they have the desired effect when applied on the consumer’s skin. There are two broad categories of preservatives that are antimicrobial preservatives that prevent the existence of microorganisms in beauty products and
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