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Section: Testing > Safety/Stability
Jojoba Desert Ingredients Achieve MyMicrobiome Standard Certification
The MyMicrobiome Standard certification for JD Jojoba Oil and JD Lusteris is said to guarantee a microbiome-friendly product for the skin.
Jun 16th, 2022
Researchers Develop Invertebrate Alternative In vivo Skin Corrosion Test
Work published in Environmental Pollution describes an invertebrate alternative in vivo skin corrosion test that reportedly is more sensitive to acids and alkalis than traditional skin models.
Jun 3rd, 2022
CTPA Convenes to Progress the Use and Regulatory Acceptance of Animal Testing Alternatives
The CTPA and the U.K. cosmetic industry wants to promote the use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) as alternatives to animal testing for these vital safety requirements under other chemicals legislation, especially UK Reach.
Mar 24th, 2022
Animal Aid Funds XCellR8 for Animal-free Safety Testing
Animal-Aid has pledged £51k to accelerate the research, development and commercialization of acute toxicity tests by ethical safety testing laboratory XCellR8.
Mar 14th, 2022
CIR Assesses Safety of
Derivatives in Cosmetics
The CIR reviewed the safety of
-derived ingredients, most of which are reported to function as skin conditioning agents in cosmetic products; read on for the findings.
Feb 11th, 2022
Hazard List, Harmonization, Toxicity Tests and O'Malley Appointment: ECHA Updates
This ECHA update includes one addition to the hazardous chemicals list, two proposals for harmonized classification/labeling (eugenol and tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate), advice for toxicity test dosing and the appointment of Shay O'Malley.
Jan 20th, 2022
Letter to Editor Questions Benzophenone Study; Author and Industry Expert Respond
A Letter to the Editor in
Chemical Research in Toxicology
points to flaws in a study gaining recent attention and calling for the removal of octocrylene-containing sunscreens from the market. The author responds; as does an additional industry expert, David Steinberg.
Aug 23rd, 2021
Research Reviews Non-penetrating Sunscreen Vehicles, Looks to Jojoba
Several "carriers for the future" were highlighted, such as lipid carriers, cyclodextrin derivatives, encapsulation approaches and non-penetrating sunscreens incorporating UV filters and jojoba oil conjugates.
Aug 17th, 2021
SCCS on Methyl Salicylate: Safe Within Cosmetic Limits, Weak Sensitizer
The European Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) recently issued its preliminary Opinion on the safety of methyl salicylate.
Jul 19th, 2021
BASF and Givaudan Develop First OECD-Approved Animal Test Alternatives
The OECD has, for the first time, approved a non-animal strategy to assess skin sensitization based on three tests. In addition, the Kinetic Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay was approved to predict the intensity of reactions. All tests are the results of BASF/Givaudan joint efforts.
Jun 30th, 2021
Cosmetics Study Prompts Legislation to Ban PFAs
The authors concluded: "The cosmetic categories that had the highest percentage of high fluorine products were foundations (63%), eye products (58%), mascaras (47%) and lip products (55%)."
Jun 16th, 2021
Mary Kay Blends Retinol with TRPV1 Antagonist for Non-irritating Efficacy
During the 2021 SID virtual meeting, Mary Kay Inc., shared work combining the efficacy of retinol with botanicals to reduce its irritation; the company also announced it will fund four research grants related to skin health.
May 17th, 2021
Concerns Over Charcoal Safety Raised in Crest Toothpaste Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit filed in New York alleges that P&G promoted the safety of its activated charcoal-containing Crest toothpaste despite expert opinions finding a lack of safety and efficacy substantiation.
Mar 19th, 2021
FDA Cautions: Hair-smoothing Products Can Release Formaldehyde
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released a statement warning users of the potential for hair-straightening products to release formaldehyde gas, a known carcinogen, during heat treatments.
Mar 4th, 2021
900+ Hand Sanitizer Poisonings, Mexican Imports Put on FDA Alert
recently reported 900+ Americans were accidentally poisoned by hand sanitizers in January 2021 alone. In relation, the FDA has placed an import alert on all Mexican sanitizers, which have been the source of multiple offenses.
Feb 8th, 2021
Methanol Content and How to Test for it: FDA Guidance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has outlined a policy for companies to test alcohol (ethanol) or isopropyl alcohol for hazardous methanol content prior to their use in hand sanitizer products.
Jan 22nd, 2021
Microplastics Detected in Human Placenta: Industry Implications
A new study published in
has identified the presence of microplastics in human placenta. While science examines their risk, industry (including cosmetics) might expect to hasten their replacement and removal.
Jan 14th, 2021
What’s in My Jar Analyzes Product Efficacy and Irritant Potential
What’s in My Jar is an app that analyzes unsubsidized company claims and marketing language for skin care products to educate consumers about how effective or potentially irritating products are.
Dec 21st, 2020
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