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Feb 11, 2010
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 | 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 | 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 11, 2010
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 4, 2010 | 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
Indonesian cosmetics and herbal medicine producers are requesting an exemption for their products from the ASEAN-China free trade agreement.
Dec 16, 2009
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 1, 2009 | 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.
Nov 16, 2009 | 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 3, 2009
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
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
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.