The cosmetics industry is worth billions of dollars. Over the years, this industry has undergone a change in the sense that people now look for an alternative to products that have chemicals in them. They are now more inclined to go for natural and organic products. Keeping this trend in mind, a new cosmetic company has now claimed that it uses only Bacteriostatic water as an alternative preservative for its skin care products. This is an alternative to paraben, a chemical that is commonly used as a preservative in skin care products. Paraben is supposed to lead to premature aging of the skin, according to a research conducted by Journal of Applied Toxicology.

Alternatives to Parabens in Skin Care Products
a. Bacteriostatic water can be produced by first boiling normal water, then filtering it and lastly by exposing it to oxygen gas.
b. It is now used in the medical world to intravenously injecting drugs in a sterile manner.
c. This process represses the growth of bacteria without killing them.
d. It can also inhibit the growth of bacteria that grows in personal care products.
e. This is still in the testing phase, though it is claimed that this preservative is used in certain Asian products.
f. The cosmetic company using bacteriostatic water is US based Deb Bee’s Blessing, which is set to release it products in the US by March 2007