The CosmEthically ACTIVE Journal started in 2021. The principal goal is to provide high-quality educational content covering many different aspects of cosmetic ingredients and natural cosmetics, from short articles to literature reviews.

The CosmEthically ACTIVE Journal is edited by Dr. Nina Kocevar Glavac. Articles are published monthly, 10 times a year, and will be issued in the form of a yearly volume. We kindly invite cosmetology experts to cooperate with us. Please contact us at

Responsible cleansing

Abstract: Surfactants are considered to be among the most important cosmetic ingredients, as they are used for cleansing, thickening, stabilising, solubilising, emulsifying and foaming. However, surfactants also exhibit unwanted effects: skin irritation. The concept of…