Recent in Europe (page 2 of 3)
Apr 29, 2016
Formulators will be able to use zinc oxide and potassium hydroxide in cosmetics and personal care products under certain new European Union guidelines starting May 21.
Mar 10, 2016
As part of the momentum that is growing globally to ban testing on animals for cosmetics, the Swiss government is planning to ban the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients newly tested on animals.
Jan 20, 2016
Data shows methylisothiazolinone used as a preservative in rinse-off cosmetic products is unsafe at 100 ppm when considering contact allergy concerns.
Aug 3, 2015
As the global environmental issue of plastic microbeads in waterways gains traction, CIDESCO calls for action.
Feb 25, 2015
There is a growing trend toward questioning the need for preservatives. This is worrisome, as most cosmetic products require preservatives to adequately protect them from contamination by microorganisms. This column looks at how microbes grow, how preservatives prevent them, and the process and environment needed to effectively and safely preserve personal care.
Jan 28, 2015
The UK's restriction dossier for octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) has been delayed.
Oct 14, 2014
The European Commision has adopted two measures restricting the use of butylparaben, propylparaben and methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) methylisothiazolinone in cosmetic products.
Apr 21, 2014
Cosmetic companies comply with strict ingredient regulations and stay abreast of the latest scientific studies to ensure that their products are safe and efficacious. Yet, rumors still abound about cosmetic companies intentionally including toxic chemicals. This column looks into those myths, separating fact from fiction.
Feb 21, 2014
Methylisothiazolinone (MI or MIT), a preservative used in cosmetics and other household products, has recently been in the news. MI was approved in Annex V as a cosmetic preservative up to 0.01%; however, after dermatologists found it to be a possible allergen, its safety was again reviewed by the SCCS.
Jan 24, 2014
The chemical industry has developed modern colors in virtually any hue that are both fast and safe. In the cosmetics industry, these pigments can be used to color skin and hair, although they are still covered by strict safety legislation. This column will discuss color formulating challenges and regulatory actions in the EU to govern pigments for skin and dyes for hair.
Oct 10, 2013
Just as the industry began to comply with the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive, the European Union (EU) Commission proposed the new 8th Amendment. After confusion surrounding the old rules, the commission attempted to correct matters, only making them worse.
Jul 15, 2013
This column is the last in a three- part series on the European Union’s (EU) Regulation No. 1223/2009,1 which was published on Dec. 22, 2009.