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EU Draws the Line on Endocrine Disruptors

The European Union (EU) has set scientific criteria for endocrine-disrupting materials. While determined in the context of plant-protection products, these criteria relate to cosmetics not only in the cultivation of plant-derived materials, but also in review of previously SCCS-approved Category 2 CMRs.

How EU Regulations Influence Fragrance in Cosmetics

Consumer safety is at the forefront of product development, as shown by this overview of how the EU regulates fragrance in cosmetics. *Adapted with permission from Perfumer & Flavorist.

Laying Down the Law: Global Regulatory Frameworks

Shifting regulations have much of the world looking to follow Europe's example. Here, what to consider as you move forward in the regulatory process.

EU Effectively Bans D4 and D5 in Wash-off Products

Wash-off cosmetic products containing a certain concentration of D4 and D5 will not be allowed on the European market after Jan. 31, 2020.

EU Regulatory Review: Regulation Milestones, Looking Back at 2017

The personal care industry saw regulatory changes regarding microbeads, nanomaterials, preservatives and more in 2017. Here, the U.K.'s Cosmetic, Toiletries and Perfumery Association looks back at the past year in regulation.

On the Horizon: Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Ink Restrictions

Several European regulatory bodies have proposed restrictions on tattoo and permanent makeup inks, citing potential health issues.

EU Responds to Peanut Safety Concerns

In the interest of safety, the European Commission has limited the use of peanut oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins in cosmetics.

Cosmetovigilance Connections: Safety and Concerns Over Light-cured Gel Nails

Cosmetovigilance is necessary for the prevention of potentially undesirable effects from cosmetic products. In relation, UV light used to cure gel manicures is one area with which the CTPA and British Society for Cutaneous Allergy are concerned.

Laying Down the Law: EU Labeling Requirements

Consumer information is an important part of the European Cosmetics Regulation and consists of two major components: product labeling and claims. This installment lays down the labeling laws.

Is it Toxic? EU Mandate, Part 10: Safety

For each cosmetic product placed on the EU market, a safety evaluation must be performed. This includes a review of the toxicological profile of its ingredients, with a particular focus on genotoxicity. This mandate is described here.

Kemi Pushes for EU Preservatives Review

Nineteen preservatives were reviewed by the Swedish Chemicals Agency to determine their environmental and health properties. The group is now calling for action at the national level to keep cosmetics safe.

Products Must Be Stable and Able: EU Mandate, Part 9

Cosmetic products need not stand up to centuries of storage under extreme conditions or in unforeseeable uses. They have a much bigger foe to face: the consumer. This ninth installment in our series explains stability requirements for products marketed in the EU.

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