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Benzophenone-3 European Limits Redefined

The European Commission has issued new limitations on the use of benzophenone-3 in cosmetic sunscreens and other cosmetic applications, a dramatic shift from past European regulations.

SC Johnson Boosts Transparency with Allergen Disclosure

Following growing industry transparency, SC Johnson has released a list of 368 potential skin allergens in its products in efforts to push standards forward.

Thorough Safety Standard for SunPURO Oxides Approved

Sun Chemical has received COSMOS approval for a range of its pigments, which helps give consumers confirmation that ingredients are sourced from organic farming.

Products Must Be Stable and Able: EU Mandate, Part 9

Cosmetic products need not stand up to centuries of storage under extreme conditions or in unforeseeable uses. They have a much bigger foe to face: the consumer. This ninth installment in our series explains stability requirements for products marketed in the EU.

ICMAD and PBA Support the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

Both organizations cited “enhanced consumer protection for cosmetics through stronger procedures and reporting requirements” as the reasoning behind their support.

Transparency on the Rise: Data on 15,000 Chemicals Released

The ECHA took steps toward chemical transparency by releasing data on 15,000 chemical substances, reducing the need for animal testing and encouraging in-depth analysis.

Editor's Note: Little Jars, Big Effects

Cosmetic technologies are amazing. They pack big effects into little jars and boxes whose outer labels don’t (or can’t) do them justice. If they did, nearly every U.S. marketer would be the recipient of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter.

Halal Regulations: Where Culture and Cosmetics Meet

For Muslims, additional rules for cosmetics are mandated by a unique source, the Quran, which implies further safety considerations related to the specific care of one's body. Halal certification, outlined here, is essentially a synonym for the careful supervision over all formula and production details, and its guarantee has gained interest from an increasing number of consumers.

Guiding Sunscreen Traffic Across the Globe

Sunscreens are classified and regulated differently around the world. For instance, the United States considers sunscreens as OTC products, while Canada has a two-part classification system; other places classify sunscreens as cosmetics. Labeling and registering differ worldwide as well. In some cases, labels require certain Drug Facts or safety registration numbers, among others. This article reviews these differences.

Cosmetovigilance and Safety Assessment in the World of Active Ingredients

It can be deduced from today's scientific literature that countless ingredients have been developed with the intent to alter the structure and function of human skin. This raises important questions in terms of how these products should be regulated and what types of safety standards they should be held to.

Are Your Preservatives Up to EU Snuff?

Clearly, cosmetics must be safe for human health. To ensure there's no mistaking just how safe, EU Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009 has set forth some ground rules. Among them are microbiological considerations, which will truly challenge your preservative systems.

Brexit: Until the Divorce is Final

"Some companies decide to have one office in the UK, and another in the EU. The alternative is to provide the importer the product information file (PIF), which raises concerns over confidentiality."

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