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Nov 19, 2013 | 10:57 AM CST
By: Paul G. McCormick, University of Western Austr…
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.
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.”
Apr 04, 2013 | 03:44 PM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
This column will discuss titanium dioxide (TiO2). TiO2 is the most frequently used ingredient in cosmetics after water (aqua), fragrance (parfum), methylparaben, propylparaben, glycerin and propylene glycol, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program.
Mar 05, 2013 | 10:47 AM CST
By: Chris Flower, PhD; and Emma Meredith, PhD, CTP…
The implementation of Regulation 1223/2009 is of prime importance to the cosmetics industry. Although many requirements remain the same as in the directive, there are changes that will have an impact on companies, with compliance required by July 11, 2013.
Nov 29, 2012 | 02:47 PM CST
By: Cosmetics & Toiletries Staff
On Nov. 28, 2012, Cosmetics & Toiletries hosted a live Webinar titled, "Regulations—What You Forgot to Ask," featuring a call-in with industry regulatory expert David Steinberg.
Jul 12, 2012 | 09:25 AM CDT
By: Claire Thévenin
Cosmetics Europe—The Personal Care Association, formerly Colipa, held its annual General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium in June 2012. The scientific forum discussed topics of interest in EU legislation such as The Cosmetics Regulation, which was set to replace the Cosmetics Directive on July 11, 2013.
Apr 26, 2012 | 02:03 PM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued two new draft guidances on the use of nanotechnology by the cosmetics and foods industries.
Jan 23, 2012 | 05:03 PM CST
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.
Jan 11, 2012 | 11:43 AM CST
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.