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Cosmetic Preservation
What is there to Know
Dr. Nina Kocevar Glavac

08th June 2022 @ 7.00pm (UK Time)Webinar Registration Form

About the Webinar

Cosmetic preservation is a key step in formulating water-containing cosmetics, as it ensures microbiological safety. Preservatives, however, may also express skin reactions. Why do we need them, which are the most important preservatives of natural origin, which toxicity concerns are relevant in terms of dermal use, are some of the questions that will be addressed in the webinar.

About Dr. Nina Kocevar Glavac

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nina Kocevar Glavac, M. Pharm., works at the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She studied pharmacy and then completed her doctorate in the area of biomedicine. Her pedagogical and research work is closely related to the activity and complexity of botanical compounds. At the Faculty, she gives lectures in the areas of pharmacognosy and cosmetic ingredients of natural origin. She also educates members of different professional associations, herbal associations and the general public about the therapeutic and safe use of medicinal plants, and cosmetic formulators about cosmetic ingredients in natural cosmetics.

Her scientific work involves the development of phytochemical methods for the analysis of natural compounds, HPLC, GC-MS and antioxidative tests. The focus of her current research is the analysis of supercritical CO2 extracts, extracts obtained with subcritical water, and vegetable butters and oils as therapeutically and cosmetically active ingredients.

She is the editor of ‘Modern Cosmetics, Ingredients of Natural Origin, A Scientific View’, one of the world’s most comprehensive books about natural ingredients. Nina is also the editor-in-chief of the Pharmaceutical Journal of Slovenia and the CosmEthically ACTIVE Journal. She is the founder of the Modern CosmEthics association and the CosmEthically ACTIVE certification where she leads an expert group for cosmetic product review during the CosmEthically ACTIVE certification process.


Modern Cosmetics covers a total of 480 pages, 24 chapters, 290 ingredients described in detail and more than 500 presented ingredients.

It has been sold to 90 countries worldwide.

The book is intended for

  • DIY formulators as a No.1 source of information about natural ingredients.
  • Students of cosmetic science as a No.1 recommended study literature.
  • Cosmetic brand owners as a great help in building a cosmetic brand and expanding the product line
  • Cosmetic formulators, as it answers the most common questions when considering ingredients for a product.
  • Cosmetic chemists/scientists/professionals as a reliable source of science-based information about ingredient properties and cosmetic activity.

Key benefits

  • Written by scientists, offers reliable information
  • Systematic, understandable and easy to read
  • Based on a review of more than 500 scientific references, time-saving

 ​​​​​​Most important chapters
Vegetable oils: more than 70 oils described, moisturisers and humectants, antioxidants, vitamins, cosmetically active ingredients with antimicrobial activity, cosmetically active ingredients with anti-inflammatory activity, exfoliants, etc.