Nanotechnology

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Nanotechnology: A Big Deal in a Small Package

Nanotechnology and nanomaterials open up an abundance of options for cosmetic formulators to develop innovative new products. Likewise, they open up an abundance of regulatory concerns. Here’s a look at the regulatory implications of nanomaterials in skin care applications.

Danish EPA Suggests Nano-cosmetic Provisions

Denmark’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recommending that persistent nano-transporters should be adopted in nanomaterial provisions.

Canada Mandatory Nanomaterials Notice Due in '06

Canada has issued a mandatory notice to be completed by companies who have manufactured or imported products with nanomaterials in 2014.

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Nanomaterials

On June 26, 2014, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Final Guidance for Industry: Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics, a final guidance document addressing the use of nanotechnology in cosmetics.

Nanoparticles in Sunscreens: Fact and Fiction

This paper reviews important issues regarding the classification for UV active ingredients and the need for a uniform classification and labeling system covering all nano ingredients. The definition of nanoparticles is not questioned here; however, the highly selective manner in which the definition is applied to different materials is.

Nanoparticles in Sunscreens: Fact and Fiction

This paper reviews important issues regarding the classification for UV active ingredients and the need for a uniform classification and labeling system covering all nano ingredients. The definition of nanoparticles is not questioned here; however, the highly selective manner in which the definition is applied to different materials is.

Use and Labeling of Nanomaterials in the EU

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.”

Use and Labeling of Nanomaterials in the EU

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.”

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.

FDA Issues New Guidances on Nanotechnology

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued two new draft guidances on the use of nanotechnology by the cosmetics and foods industries.

ICMAD Responds to Suit Against FDA Over Nanotechnology

In response to the suit filed against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a coalition of six consumer safety and environmental groups over the FDA's lack of nanotechnology regulation, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD) has sent an exclusive response to Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, as shown here.

Advocacy Groups File Suit Against the FDA Over Nanotechnology Regulation

A coalition of six consumer safety and environmental groups is suing the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its lack of nanotechnology regulation, specifically for sunscreen.

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