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Dec 09, 2013 | 03:47 PM CST
By: Joe Schwarcz, PhD; McGill University, Montréal…
As far as the public is concerned, hypothetical risks are real. And if anyone studies a chemical in depth, they can find some effect but whether it should be removed from the market comes down to a risk-benefit analysis. Cosmetic formulation is a continuous process of keeping in step with research, and when a true risk emerges, addressing it.
Dec 04, 2013 | 08:52 AM CST
At recent European and Asia-Pacific events, a number of speakers suggested that consumer behavior was becoming a major barrier to sustainable development in the beauty industry.
Nov 04, 2013 | 02:42 PM CST
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
I have been in the cosmetics industry for nearly 45 years, and for 18 of them, I have written about regulations for Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. Sadly, this will be my penultimate column, and a reflection of my time in the industry.
Oct 08, 2013 | 11:53 AM CDT
By: Chris Flower, PhD, CTPA
In European Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009, the European Commission (EC) has chosen to regulate cosmetic claims in addition to the existing regimes, saying that consumers should be protected from misleading claims concerning efficacy and other characteristics of cosmetic products.
Sep 25, 2013 | 10:13 AM CDT
Scientists at INSEAD in Singapore, Tel Aviv University and New York University have found that rather than scaring consumers away, warnings on drug labels can improve consumers’ opinions and increase product sales when there is a delay between seeing the ad and deciding to buy or consume the product.
Sep 10, 2013 | 03:34 PM CDT
The Personal Care Products Council's (PCPC) Farah Ahmed submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the CDC’s request for information about reducing exposure to UV radiation in order to reduce skin cancer rates.
Aug 29, 2013 | 03:36 PM CDT
The company is on track to have its products be phthalate- and triclosan-free by 2014.
Jul 02, 2013 | 10:24 AM CDT
By: Jonathan Hadgraft and Majella E. Lane, Univers…
Numerous claims made in the popular press misrepresent the facts about formulations, and cosmetic science is not well-served by this. Here, the authors examine a number of such statements. The influence of skin creams and formulations on the penetration of actives must be communicated in a responsible manner to the public if the industry is to banish prevalent myths.
Jul 01, 2013 | 04:43 PM CDT
By: Chris Flower, PhD, CTPA
Although originally presented as a consolidation and simplification of the Cosmetics Directive and its complex amendments, the recasting of the directive into a regulation for cosmetic products was used as an opportunity to extend the scope in several areas. One of these concerned the use of nanomaterial in cosmetic products, now defined in Article 2(k) of the regulation. It states, “‘Nanomaterial’ means an insoluble or biopersistent and intentionally manufactured material with one or more external dimensions, or an internal structure, on the scale from 1 to 100 nm.”
Feb 12, 2013 | 02:01 PM CST
The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association A.I.S.B.L. (NATRUE) has teamed up with the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) to launch an accreditation program for the NATRUE Label.