Comparision of Anti-microbial Oils as Natural Preservatives

천연방부제로서 항균오일의 항균력 비교

  • 김미진 ((주)사임당화장품 기술연구소) ;
  • 정택규 ((주)사임당화장품 기술연구소) ;
  • 홍인기 ((주)사임당화장품 기술연구소) ;
  • 윤경섭 ((주)사임당화장품 기술연구소)
  • Published : 2006.06.30


Natural essential oils showed anti-microbial activity on relatively broad spectrum of bacterial and fungal species. These materials had much more intensive anti-microbial activities than synthetic preservatives on C. albicans, A niger, and P. acnes, especially. In the experimental group, anti-microbial activity was order of tea tree oil (from Melaleuca alternifolia) > methylparaben > phytoncide (from Chamaecyparis obtusa). Also, natural essential oils had anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. These results suggest that natural essential oils can be useful as good cosmetic ingredients such as natural preservatives and anti-oxidants.


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