Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  0976-2981

ISSN Online :  2321-5844


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A Microbial Study of Some Cosmetics and Raw Materials Used in Personal Care Products in Urban Area



Address:   Mukund Nagarnaik1, Arun Sarjoshi2, Pranjali Linge3, Shital Bhore3, Girish Pandya4 *
1Managing Director, Qualichem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 4, North Bazar Road, Gokulpeth Market, Nagpur 440010
2QC Technical Manager, Qualichem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 4, North Bazar Road, Gokulpeth Market, Nagpur 440010
3Microbiologist, Qualichem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 4, North Bazar Road, Gokulpeth Market, Nagpur 440010
4Sr. Scientist, Research and Development Division, Qualichem Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 4, North Bazar Road, Gokulpeth Market, Nagpur 440010
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5844.2015.00008.4

ABSTRACT:
Personal care products contain variable amounts of natural material such as nutrients that support microbial growth. Cosmetic products such as shampoo, hand and body lotion, facial wash, and liquid soaps were obtained from the local market and analyzed for their microbial content. In this study out of forty cosmetic products analyzed, twenty were found to contain yeast and mould and gave total bacterial count. However these were within the limits of BIS 14648. No pathogens were found in the samples. Some raw materials such as xanthan gum and veegum ultra clay were also analysed for microbial content.
KEYWORDS:
Microbial analysis, cosmetics, xanthan gum, veegum ultra.
Cite:
Mukund Nagarnaik, Arun Sarjoshi, Pranjali Linge, Shital Bhore, Girish Pandya. A Microbial Study of Some Cosmetics and Raw Materials Used in Personal Care Products in Urban Area. Research J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 6(1):Jan.–June 2015 page 48-51.
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