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Feb 11, 2010 | 03:51 PM CST
The SCCS has adopted the opinion that alkyl trimethylammonium chloride is safe as a non-preservative when incorporated at the recommended use levels.
Jan 29, 2010 | 04:22 PM CST
By: David Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Why does the Cosmetic Directive need the 8th Amendment? Some feel it is necessary since the directive has been changed 55 times, including seven amendments and 48 Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATPs). While the industry waits to see what this new amendment will bring, more ATPs have been published, as are described here. Science moves on contrary to political wishes.
Jan 12, 2010 | 11:49 AM CST
By: Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 was published on Dec. 22, 2009 with the intent to simplify rules and procedures related to the marketing of cosmetic products, a need resulting from different implementations of the Cosmetics Directive.
Jan 12, 2010 | 09:40 AM CST
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2010 as the "International Year of Biodiversity" to raise awareness for the importance of biodiversity, thus calling attention to natural ingredient sourcing practices.
Jan 11, 2010 | 09:58 AM CST
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has assured consumers that confidential products launched to the market are safe and notes that the confidentiality of these products protects innovation and jobs.
Jan 04, 2010 | 02:06 PM CST
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
This is the third column of a series that applies Michael Shermer's "Baloney Detection Kit" to cosmetic science. This column tackles the fourth, fifth and sixth of ten core questions included in the "kit": those relating to claims substantiation.
Dec 22, 2009 | 10:50 AM CST
Indonesian cosmetics and herbal medicine producers are requesting an exemption for their products from the ASEAN-China free trade agreement.
Dec 16, 2009 | 08:44 AM CST
At its Dec. 8-10, 2009, meeting, the ECHA's Forum determined that the next REACH enforcement project will be to inspect formulators of mixtures who are the first level downstream users in the supply chain.
Dec 01, 2009 | 04:02 PM CST
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
I hope this issue of C&T magazine not only finds you in good health and brings you cheer, but also stokes your creative fire. While it’s not quite that cup of hot apple cider, this issue warrants pouring yourself one with which to sit back, relax and simply enjoy a good read.
Dec 01, 2009 | 02:56 PM CST
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Recently, some European Union member states have expressed concern over the misuse of the Estimated Symbol (℮), often referred to as the “e” mark, on product labels. In addition, some regulators have argued that the International System of Units, known as the metric system, should be used on all product labels to indicate the net contents of a finished product. Both of these concerns have fueled the present column in which the author debates how product labels should indicate the net contents of a cosmetic product. In closing, he comments on the jurisdiction of the CPSC in the United States.