OptiMSM® May Eliminate Need for Preservatives in Personal Care Apps


VANCOUVER—When personal care products are formulated with at least 10 percent OptiMSM®— a GRAS- (generally recognized as safe) designated proprietary and patented MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) ingredient—the need to add preservatives may be eliminated, according to Bergstrom Nutrition.

OptiMSM, traditionally been used to help reduce joint pain and inflammation, can be formulated in moisturizers, nail polishes, acne creams and gels, anti-aging products, body washes, shampoos, toothpaste and mouthwashes. Evidence suggests it reduces scarring, softens skin, strengthens nails and thickens hair. Moreover, OptiMSM supports the production of collagen and keratin, and is synergistic with other ingredients.

“The antibacterial studies we conducted on numerous matrices clearly suggest MSM should be viewed in a new light by the dermatology industry," said Rodney Benjamin, technical director for Bergstrom Nutrition. “MSM is 34 percent sulfur by weight, which has long been a valued ingredient in dermatology and may contribute to the cross linking of proteogylcans, a key component of connective tissue."

Want to hear more about OptiMSM? Visit Bergstrom Nutrition at booth 248 at SupplySide MarketPlace 2012 in New York.