Recent in Updates by Region (page 24 of 29)

European Union Update

After what seems like endless years of debate and changes, a compromise has been achieved, and the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive has been passed

European Update

While we have been focused on the debates and fi nally the compromises that are now the 7th Amendment to the European Union Cosmetic Directive, many other issues concerning technical changes continue to evolve in the EU.

Regulatory Review: Disclosing Cosmetics Information to the EU Public

The Seventh Amendment to the European Union (EU) Cosmetic Directive has a clause requiring certain information about cosmetics to be made available to the EU public. That clause, which addresses certain dangerous substances and also addresses animal testing, has not attracted much discussion or attention but has enormous implications for cosmetic companies.

CTFA Looks Closer at Preservative Testing

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association's (CTFA) Microbiology Committee met on September 12 in Philadelphia about a new method for testing preservative performance in atypical (non-aqueous) cosmetics products.

Colipa Backs Commission Opinion: Limit SPF Claims

The European Commission published a recommendation on the efficacy and claims of sun products, which Colipa supports...

CTFA Files Nanoparticles Commentary with FDA

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) announced it has filed comprehensive comments with the FDA regarding nanoparticles in personal care products.

Chromium, Neodymium Found in SK-II Brand: Refunds Offered

The Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of China reportedly found SK-II cosmetics imported from Japan contained chromium and neodymium, which are banned in cosmetics.

California Seeks Feedback to Update Prop. 65 Carcinogen List

A 30-day public comment period has been issued by the state of California regarding the removal of three chemicals from the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

FDA Questioning Hydroquinone

In an August Federal Register the US Food and Drug Administration suggested that OTC skin bleaching products should require an approved new drug application.

FDA Alert on Hydroquinone

After reviewing literature on hydroquinone, the FDA announced additional studies are needed to rule out its potential carcinogenic risk.

Brussels Demands Ingredient Disclosures

Undesireable effects of cosmetic products must now be disclosed to consumers, in accordance with new rules established in Brussels.

Canada to Review Chemicals Banned by EU

Health Canada announced plans to review 22 chemicals that recently were banned by the European Union (EU).

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