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EU Responds to Peanut Safety Concerns

In the interest of safety, the European Commission has limited the use of peanut oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins in cosmetics.

Cosmetovigilance Connections: Safety and Concerns Over Light-cured Gel Nails

Cosmetovigilance is necessary for the prevention of potentially undesirable effects from cosmetic products. In relation, UV light used to cure gel manicures is one area with which the CTPA and British Society for Cutaneous Allergy are concerned.

Laying Down the Law: EU Labeling Requirements

Consumer information is an important part of the European Cosmetics Regulation and consists of two major components: product labeling and claims. This installment lays down the labeling laws.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

9 EU Requirements for Risk Assessment

An ingredient's highest safe dose divided by its exposure equals its margin of safety; that's the gist of the EU's risk assessment . This sixth article in a series covers the specific requirements for risk determination.

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