Development of volatile compounds during storage of different skin care products at various conditions

A. F. Horn, Birgitte Raagaard Thomsen, Grethe Hyldig, R. Elliot, Charlotte Jacobsen

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Many skin care products contain various lipids to care and soften the skin. These lipids are either saturated or unsaturated. In the case of even small amounts of unsaturated lipids, these are at risk of oxidizing when exposed to heat, light or other conditions with a pro-oxidative effect. When stored in the homes of consumers skin care products may be exposed to relatively high temperatures and light. Hence, especially skin care products sold in countries with a warm climate can undergo lipid oxidation and develop volatile compounds with off-odours.

This presentation will include results from a storage experiment on three cleansing milks stored between 14 and 84 days, under different conditions. The samples were exposed to heat (20°C, 40°C and 50°C), light (samples at 20°C) and iron (samples at 40°C). Samples were analysed for their development of volatile compounds by dynamic headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and peroxide value, and compared to samples stored at 2°C in the dark. In addition, sensory analyses were carried out to assess the off-odours developed in the samples.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event105th AOCS Annual Meeting - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 4 May 20147 May 2014


Conference105th AOCS Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX


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