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Dec 09, 2013 | 03:47 PM CST
By: Joe Schwarcz, PhD; McGill University, Montréal…
As far as the public is concerned, hypothetical risks are real. And if anyone studies a chemical in depth, they can find some effect but whether it should be removed from the market comes down to a risk-benefit analysis. Cosmetic formulation is a continuous process of keeping in step with research, and when a true risk emerges, addressing it.
Dec 09, 2013 | 02:51 PM CST
By: To Yo Be, Contributing Consultant
Cosmetics in Brunei are regulated by the country’s “Medicines (Cosmetic Products) Regulations 2007,” which are in line with the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) and require all importers/ manufacturers to notify the Ministry of Health (MoH) before launching any cosmetic product in the local market.
Dec 04, 2013 | 08:52 AM CST
At recent European and Asia-Pacific events, a number of speakers suggested that consumer behavior was becoming a major barrier to sustainable development in the beauty industry.
Nov 19, 2013 | 10:57 AM CST
By: Paul G. McCormick, University of Western Austr…
This paper reviews important issues regarding the classification for UV active ingredients and the need for a uniform classification and labeling system covering all nano ingredients. The definition of nanoparticles is not questioned here; however, the highly selective manner in which the definition is applied to different materials is.
Nov 04, 2013 | 02:42 PM CST
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
I have been in the cosmetics industry for nearly 45 years, and for 18 of them, I have written about regulations for Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. Sadly, this will be my penultimate column, and a reflection of my time in the industry.
Oct 23, 2013 | 08:30 AM CDT
Rahn has partnerred with Dermatest to facilitate the preparation of product information files (PIF) for their customers in compliance with Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009.
Oct 08, 2013 | 11:53 AM CDT
By: Chris Flower, PhD, CTPA
In European Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009, the European Commission (EC) has chosen to regulate cosmetic claims in addition to the existing regimes, saying that consumers should be protected from misleading claims concerning efficacy and other characteristics of cosmetic products.
Sep 26, 2013 | 01:28 PM CDT
W.S. Badger Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to microbial contamination that stems from a compromised preservative system.
Sep 25, 2013 | 10:13 AM CDT
Scientists at INSEAD in Singapore, Tel Aviv University and New York University have found that rather than scaring consumers away, warnings on drug labels can improve consumers’ opinions and increase product sales when there is a delay between seeing the ad and deciding to buy or consume the product.
Sep 18, 2013 | 09:13 AM CDT
in-cosmetics Asia delivered its first-ever conference in South Korea; one-day event highlighted new trends and drivers, as well as some of the constraints brand owners and manufacturers must take into account when developing new products.