Recent in Safety/Toxicity Analysis (page 1 of 2)

Tox Testing at the Speed of Light (Really)

Until now, testing chemicals for their toxicity has relied on reporter genes, which can take 24 hr to deliver results. A new approach from North Carolina State University, however, uses a modified protein that emits light when binding occurs—effectively signaling its safety.

Truth in Exposure: Disparity Dictates Product Safety

How often do you relax your hair? or color it? Clearly, some consumers are exposed to given products more than others based on preferences or practices. A new study points to this fact as a crucial component for regulators to consider when determining ingredient safety.

When the Dust Settles: Keratinocyte Differentiation is the Anti-pollution Solution

This article describes in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models to examine the effects of PM in skin, with particular interest in a botanical extract to mitigate the described effects. Urban pollution including particulate matter (PM) can affect the skin barrier by inducing numerous cell stresses.

JAMA Calls Out Cosmetics

Adverse event reporting has been the cornerstone of cosmetic safety oversight. Is it an effective system, or do new products warrant new tactics? A recent report takes a closer look.

[podcast] EWG vs. the Industry on Cosmetic Ingredient Safety

On the surface, this seems like a story about an activist group stirring up unnecessary fear to target an "unregulated" industry. And a self-regulated industry allegedly putting dollars ahead of safety. But the reality is actually much deeper and philosophical in nature. Listen now!

Toxicity Testing: Read Between the Lines

Active ingredients aren't thinkers, they're do-ers. But can they do too much? As explored during in-cosmetics 2017, in an industry permeated with astounding product claims, it becomes all the more crucial to test for potential toxic effects and really understand those results.

Exposing Ingredient Exposure: It's Better Than We Thought

Cosmetovigilance is at the forefront of the industry's mind and is deeply rooted in testing ingredient safety. In relation, a new paper explores the aggregated exposure of consumers to given ingredients, with interesting results.

Allergen in German Chamomile Found to Form with Age

In effort to identify allergens in German chamomile, researchers isolated three compounds and tested their potential reactivity. While initially they proved to be weakly reactive, as one compound aged, it became unstable and more reactive.

Enhanced with Critical Thinking

Butterflies in my stomach, that’s what I’m feeling. Both excited and nervous. Why? In this issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries, we’re trying something different. Our cover story is about safer sun protection but not in a way you’re used to; it's controversial.

PCPC's Beth Jonas Defends Cosmetic Science to the U.S. Senate

It's nice to see our government liaison supporting our scientists' efforts by standing up to share with others the notion that cosmetic science is real.

Ansell Addresses Good, Bad and Ugly Science

The good, bad and ugly science behind ingredient "reputations" were addressed by Jay Ansell, of PCPC, during his in-cosmetics N.A.

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