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EC Establishes Nanomaterials Repository

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has established a repository of 25 different reference nanomaterials, including titanium dioxide, to support safety assessments and ensure consumer protection and confidence in various applications and products.

PCPC's Ansell Responds to Reports of Bath Salt Danger

Jay Ansell, vice president of the cosmetics program for the Personal Care Products Council, has issued a statement in response to reports of human deaths and injuries related to drug-containing bath salts.

PCPC Urges Action on TiO2's Prop 65 Listing

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has alerted members that it anticipates the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to issue its Final Monograph on titanium dioxide. Should the IARC not change its current position on the material, it will be subject to California's Proposition 65.

EU Regulation No. 1223/2009 Part 2: Prohibited Ingredients, Definitions and More

In total, EC No. 1223/2009, often called the Recast or the 8th Amendment, is comprised of a preamble with 71 parts (justification), 40 articles (replacing the old 15) and 10 annexes (replacing the old nine).

Naturals: The New Cosmetic Religion

There is a connection between religion and cosmetics, and that connection is naturals. Naturals are the new (cosmetic) religion. This column's provocative title tries to link the evidence for the existence of God to the evidence for the claimed benefits of naturals.

FTC Calls for Comments on its Revised 'Green' Product Claims Guidance

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comments on proposed revisions for its "Green Guides," which are designed to help marketers avoid making misleading product claims. Since marketing often impacts product formulation, it is important for formulators to understand the proposed changes as well as provide their input.

Stability Testing of Cosmetics: Call for Comments

The Personal Care Products Council is requesting public comments on a new Guideline for Stability Testing of Cosmetics by November 15, 2010.

TRI/Princeton Forms Group to Advance Measurement Techniques

TRI/Princeton announced it has formed a Measurement Service and Claims Support group to expand its personal care product performance and claims support test methods with new measurement techniques.

The Impact of Junk Science on R&D: A Review of the 'Dirty Dozen'

Last spring, the David Suzuki Foundation, an environment conservation group based in Vancouver, published a report online describing what it called the “dirty dozen” cosmetic ingredients consumers should avoid. The group went so far as to provide a downloadable pocket guide of the 12 ingredients for consumers to use when they shop to avoid purchasing products containing these ingredients.

EU Regulatory Update: Provisions for CMRs

The first application deadline for Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, the recast of the Cosmetics Directive, is approaching. As of Dec. 1, 2010, the new provisions [Article 15(1&2)] on use of substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) will apply and Article 4b of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC will be repealed.

Comparatively Speaking: cGMP vs. ISO

Tony O'Lenick draws on the expertise of Joe Albanese of 3V Inc. to discuss the differences between cGMP compliance and ISO certification.

EU Regulation No. 1223/2009 Part 1: Product Safety

The European Union (EU) has published the long-awaited Regulation No. 1223/2009 on Dec. 22, 2009. At 151 pages, it is a lengthy read and when it goes into effect on July 11, 2013, it will make the EU the most highly regulated cosmetics industry in the world.

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