chapter  1
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Introduction

ByDonald S. Orth, Jon J. Kabara, Stephen P. Denyer, S. K. Tan

The Handbook of Cosmetic Microbiology was published in 1993 to present many facets of cosmetic microbiology that were considered to be important to cosmetic science, including product preservation and microbiological testing. These two facets continue to be the core activities of microbiologists working for cosmetic and drug manufacturers, with testing in industrial laboratories following guidelines published by trade organizations, compendial methods, and/or rapid and cost-effective methods.