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Nov 20, 2009 | 11:48 AM CST
The Scandinavian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCANCOS) defended the safety of parabens and addressed the safety of nanoparticles at its Sustainable Cosmetics Conference, held Nov. 5-6, 2009 in Malmö, Sweden.
Nov 16, 2009 | 05:04 PM CST
By: Annelie Struessman, PhD, CONUSBAT
Beginning with this column, Annelie Struessmann, PhD, will no longer focus solely on REACH regulation, but will be expanding her topics to encompass a variety of regulatory issues occurring in the European Union. Although Struessmann's columns may discuss REACH, as this feature does, future columns also will touch upon other hot button issues in the EU regulation of personal care raw materials.
Nov 03, 2009 | 09:32 AM CST
The Personal Care Products Council has responded to a report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics alleging that face paints not only contain lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium, but also bear misleading claims.
Oct 28, 2009 | 09:53 AM CDT
The Israel Manufacturers Association has developed a quality label for skin care products that are formulated with ingredients from the Dead Sea.
Oct 20, 2009 | 03:23 PM CDT
The state of California has extended the deadline for reporting cosmetic ingredients considered as hazardous or potentially hazardous. The initial deadline of Oct. 15, 2009, has been extended to Dec. 15.
Oct 20, 2009 | 02:09 PM CDT
By: Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
The magnitude of regulatory knowledge and cutting-edge science skills required for REACH becomes evident while completing the steps toward registration. As a consequence, ECHA is extending its support for SIEFs and lead registrants.
Oct 13, 2009 | 12:25 PM CDT
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
Following positive feedback from a previous column on the placebo effect, Wiechers readdresses clinical study design in relation to cosmetic claim substantiation—this time discussing when to perform double-blind studies and when to perform single-blind studies.
Sep 29, 2009 | 03:56 PM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
The stars where poorly aligned on June 15, 2009, when California finally issued its registration procedure and forms for the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005. At the same time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to an electronic-only filing system for drug registrations. These two changes have created significantly more work for the personal care industry—and with questionable benefits.
Sep 25, 2009 | 03:05 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Although summer was drawing to a close, sun protection was still the hot issue for the 350+ attendees of the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (FLSCC) 12th Sunscreen Symposium. The event theme, “Perpetuating Beauty Through Protection,” was at the forefront of all three days of lectures.
Sep 23, 2009 | 08:12 AM CDT
Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr. turns to David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, PhD, to explain the differences between the US FDA categories used to classify hand sanitizer actives.