High quality water is the most important in the cosmetic industry.
Processes such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange and demineralisation are the most popular when producing and manufacturing cosmetics.
The term “aqua” which you find on most of your cosmetic labels (usually on the back) means the product contains water, this being most of the cosmetic produce.
The level of hardness in the water that is used in these cosmetics can affect soap-based products from working efficiently, this is why filtered and purified water can improve the overall quality and shelf life of these cosmetics.
Filtration in the cosmetic industry is used for-
- Cross contamination
- Lump/particle removal
- Pure water for dilution, boiling and cleaning