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Is it Toxic? EU Mandate, Part 10: Safety

For each cosmetic product placed on the EU market, a safety evaluation must be performed. This includes a review of the toxicological profile of its ingredients, with a particular focus on genotoxicity. This mandate is described here.

Florida Eases Back on Cosmetic Regulations

Cosmetic manufacturers will soon no longer be subject to Florida's product registration fees, thanks to a new bill eliminating many cosmetic regulations in the state.

Kemi Pushes for EU Preservatives Review

Nineteen preservatives were reviewed by the Swedish Chemicals Agency to determine their environmental and health properties. The group is now calling for action at the national level to keep cosmetics safe.

SC Johnson Boosts Transparency with Allergen Disclosure

Following growing industry transparency, SC Johnson has released a list of 368 potential skin allergens in its products in efforts to push standards forward.

Products Must Be Stable and Able: EU Mandate, Part 9

Cosmetic products need not stand up to centuries of storage under extreme conditions or in unforeseeable uses. They have a much bigger foe to face: the consumer. This ninth installment in our series explains stability requirements for products marketed in the EU.

ICMAD and PBA Support the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

Both organizations cited “enhanced consumer protection for cosmetics through stronger procedures and reporting requirements” as the reasoning behind their support.

Transparency on the Rise: Data on 15,000 Chemicals Released

The ECHA took steps toward chemical transparency by releasing data on 15,000 chemical substances, reducing the need for animal testing and encouraging in-depth analysis.

Cosmetovigilance and Safety Assessment in the World of Active Ingredients

It can be deduced from today's scientific literature that countless ingredients have been developed with the intent to alter the structure and function of human skin. This raises important questions in terms of how these products should be regulated and what types of safety standards they should be held to.

Are Your Preservatives Up to EU Snuff?

Clearly, cosmetics must be safe for human health. To ensure there's no mistaking just how safe, EU Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009 has set forth some ground rules. Among them are microbiological considerations, which will truly challenge your preservative systems.

Brexit: Until the Divorce is Final

"Some companies decide to have one office in the UK, and another in the EU. The alternative is to provide the importer the product information file (PIF), which raises concerns over confidentiality."

3 Skin Sensitization Tests to Meet the EU Mandate

The EU Cosmetics Regulation requires skin sensitization to be determined through non-animal methods. Here, the pathways for skin sensitization are reviewed, three non-animal tests are described in brief, and their combination with one another, followed by human assessment, are explored.

CTPA: "Getting the Best from Brexit"

The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) has recently released a position paper titled, “Getting the Best from Brexit.”

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