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Regulatory Review: European Update

This column outlines recent advancements in EU regulation. It includes animal testing, sunscreen guidelines and prohibition of vitamin K1.

EU Earth-friendly Move Opposed By Some

An attempt by the EU to encourage companies to use more environmentally-friendly materials is being opposed by some.

European Union Update

While industry tries to understand the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive, which goes into effect in 2004 and 2005, the Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Nonfood Products Intended for Consumers (SCCNFP) continues to meet and make recommendations for further changes to the EU Cosmetic Directive’s annexes. These are called Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP).

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.

Colipa Backs Commission Opinion: Limit SPF Claims

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

Brussels Demands Ingredient Disclosures

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

SCCP Reviews Hair Dyes

In Europe, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) has been busy reviewing the components of hair dyes. On Dec. 13, 2005, the committee issued its opinion on the exposure and reaction products of oxidative hair dye formulations. For chemists interested in the chemistry of oxidative hair dyes, this is an excellent review of the various chemical reactions that result in hair dyeing.

Hair Dye Ingredients In Question

Henna and hair dye may be in trouble.

Colipa Welcomes Sunscreen Product Consultation

Colipa welcomes the European Commission’s plan for a public consultation on the drafted “Recommendation on the Efficacy of Sunscreen Products” and related claims.

EFfCI Publishes GMP Guide for Cosmetic Ingredients

The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) released its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Guide.