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Apr 1, 2015
Skin cancer is the most common cancer today, but only recently has industry pressure and political leadership compelled changes in the North American regulatory paradigm of sunscreen products. The passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act in the United States and the suggestion to regulate sunscreens as cosmetics in Canada would give regulators the tools to reboot a stalled approval system.
Dec 3, 2014
It's official—the Sunscreen Innovation Act has become a law. On Nov. 29, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Sunscreen Innovation Act into law, paving the way for more sunscreen actives on the U.S. sun care market.
Nov 18, 2014
New U.S. sunscreen actives are potentially within reach, as the The Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141) by passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature and enactment into law.
Aug 20, 2014
BASF's Tinosorb A2B (INCI: Tris-biphenyl Triazine) has been added to Annex VI (the positive list) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009.
Jul 30, 2014
New sunscreen actives may finally be on their way in the United States, as the Sunscreen Innovation Act (H.R.4250) passed the House of Representatives on July 28, 2014. The bill now goes to the Senate with the cosmetics industry eager to have it pushed through.
May 6, 2014
Over the past 25 years, no category of “cosmetics” has seen change like sunscreens. This discussion reviews how current regulations have come to be, and looks to where they are headed.
Apr 14, 2014
In March 2014, the PASS Coalition published its support of a proposed Act to potentially speed the FDA's approval of new UV filters. In a related blog post, PASS followers congratulated those involved, and urged Canadian regulators to do the same.
Mar 18, 2014
On Mar. 13, 2014, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141 and H.R. 4250, respectively), which has been supported by the Public Access to SunScreen (PASS) Coalition.
Mar 4, 2014
The end of February was busy for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which published two letters on the Time and Extent Applications (TEAs) for diethylhexyl butamido triazone (Uvasorb HEB) and amiloxate (Neo Heliopan E 1000), finding insufficient scientific evidence to claim either as generally recognized as safe and effective (GRASE) and denying their addition to the OTC Sunscreen Monograph.
Sep 6, 2013
In its comments, PASS requests the CDC to "urge the FDA to clear the 10-year backlog in new sunscreen applications and create a predictable, transparent and timely review process for pre-market approval of new sunscreen ingredients."
Apr 1, 2013
This column will discuss titanium dioxide (TiO2). TiO2 is the most frequently used ingredient in cosmetics after water (aqua), fragrance (parfum), methylparaben, propylparaben, glycerin and propylene glycol, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program.
May 1, 2008
The importance of harmonization continues to grow. Past and present standard-setting work by ISO, such as in microbiology and sun protection, is laying the foundation for future bridges across regulatory gaps.