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This paper reviews important issues regarding the classification for UV active ingredients and the need for a uniform classification and labeling system covering all nano ingredients. The definition of nanoparticles is not questioned here; however, the highly selective manner in which the definition is applied to different materials is.
Scientists at INSEAD in Singapore, Tel Aviv University and New York University have found that rather than scaring consumers away, warnings on drug labels can improve consumers’ opinions and increase product sales when there is a delay between seeing the ad and deciding to buy or consume the product.
The Personal Care Products Council's (PCPC) Farah Ahmed submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the CDC’s request for information about reducing exposure to UV radiation in order to reduce skin cancer rates.
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."
The conference opened the summer season for sun care scientists, and the topics included SPF and UVA standard tests, new sunscreen actives, greater product efficacy and improved product textures.
The PASS Coalition expresses its gratitude to subcommittee ranking member Sam Farr (D-CA) for pressing the FDA about the approval of pending sunscreen ingredients but notes that some UV filters have been pending with the FDA for over a decade.
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.
The Public Access to Sunscreens Coalition launches with the mission to work collaboratively with the FDA and other entities to facilitate availability of improved UV ingredients; sun care products in the U.S. market.
On Nov. 28, 2012, Cosmetics & Toiletries hosted a live Webinar titled, "Regulations—What You Forgot to Ask," featuring a call-in with industry regulatory expert David Steinberg.
Energizer Holdings Inc. initiated a voluntary market withdrawal of 23 continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products due to a potential risk of the product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before completely dry.