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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.

10 Aspects of Cosmetics Data Mandated by the EU

Product safety: It's crucial. That's why European Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 requires the following 10 aspects of cosmetic product data to be provided in order to support a proper safety assessment.

VIDEO: How Does Europe View Antibacterial Soaps?

This fifth video in our series with David C. Steinberg, recorded at in-cosmetics North America, continues the triclosan discussion with a brief look at how Europe regulates antibacterial soaps.

EFfCI Brings Animal-testing Actions Before U.K. Courts

Court says EU law makes no distinction depending on where the animal testing was carried out.

Does Your PIF Comply?

Does your PIF comply? European Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 requires that a Product Information File (PIF) be completed and kept updated for each cosmetic product placed on the EU market. What should it contain? Find out here.

CTPA on Brexit: 'Refrain from Hasty Actions'

While the BBC recently explained "all that citizens need to know" about the U.K. departure from the EU, the cosmetics industry should know the implications, too. Emma Meredith, Ph.D., of the UK-based CTPA, explains what is and isn't known.

CTPA on Brexit: 'Refrain from Hasty Actions'

While the BBC recently explained "all that citizens need to know" about the U.K. departure from the EU, the cosmetics industry should know the implications, too. Emma Meredith, Ph.D., of the UK-based CTPA, explains what is and isn't known.

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