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Nanomaterials in Personal Care: Opportunities and Safety Considerations

So what exactly is nanotechnology and what are its applications in cosmetics and personal care? Nanotechnology is one of those terms that most think they understand—in the scientific community, at least—but for which most would struggle to provide a precise definition.

REACH Update: Substances of Very High Concern

Within REACH it is considered essential to regulate Substances of Very High Concern, as the effects on humans and the environment can be serious and often irreversible.

Company Recalls Acne Gels Due to Bacteria Threat

The company recalled 1 ounce (28 g) tubes of DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel, sold at Dollar General; Kroger Acne Gel 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication, sold at Kroger; and Equate: Medicated Acne Gel, sold at Wal-Mart.

Europe Harmonizes Organic Cosmetic Regulation with the COSMOS Standard

Europe has harmonized organic personal care standards with the launch of the European Cosmetics Standards Working Group's Cosmetics Organic Standard.

Colipa Launches New Public Web Site

The Web site aims to give clear information to a wide range of stakeholders on issues of importance to the cosmetics industry.

REACH-IT System Update Speeds Progress

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has adjusted the REACH-IT system, which the agency reports has improved the performance of online and bulk pre-registrations for REACH.

FDA Funds Safety Monitoring and Expects Hydroquinone Monograph

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) recently received US$66.8 million in funding out of the US$150 million allocated for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Australia, New Zealand Take Step Toward Regulating Nanotechnology

Australia and New Zealand have taken a first step toward regulating nanotechnology, specifically with a call for food companies to disclose any products that contain particles invisible to the naked eye.

CIR Approves Ingedients and Comments on the Moisturizer/Tumor Article at its 108th Meeting

At the the Cosmetic Ingredient Review's (CIR) 108th Expert Panel meeting, it approved fumaric acid at 5%; requested more data on Basic Violet 3, 1 and 4; deemed licorice extract and allantoin safe; reviewed the article claiming a link between moisturizers and UVB-induced tumors; and requested a carcinogenicity study on toluene-3,4-diamine as a hair dye ingredient.

REACH Update: Pre-registration

In a Sept. 19 news alert, the ECHA noted that some pre-registrations may not be valid, primarily because phase-in obligations were not fulfilled, or the Only Representative status did not comply with provisions of the REACH regulation.

Regulatory Review: California and Dubai

While California and Dubai may seem like an odd pair, new regulations in Dubai surfaced when California released more information on compliance with the California Safe Cosmetics Program, providing the perfect opportunity to discuss them together in one column.

Voluntary Registration of Cosmetics and 2007 Frequency of Preservative Use

This report details recent trends in preservative use based on VCRP data submitted to the FDA by manufacturers. The author encourages companies to participate in this program to build credibility for self-regulation and to protect their own business interests.

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C&T Summit

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Coloring the Cosmetic World

Coloring the Cosmetic World book cover

Finally! A practical resource on cosmetic pigments in one book. Edwin B. Faulkner offers a comprehensive look at what goes into selecting colors for decorative cosmetic products. Order your copy today.