Regulation & Safety

SCCS rules UV-filter 3-BC as unsafe

SCCS rules UV-filter 3-BC as unsafe

By Michelle Yeomans

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has found 3-benzylidene-camphor (3-BC), used as a UV-filter in cosmetics, as not safe for use with a margin of safety (MoS) calculated as 36.

The New Cosmetic Regulation: What changes?

The New Cosmetic Regulation: What changes?

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Last week Cosmetics Regulation which was adopted in 2009 finally went into complete action replacing the Cosmetics Directive of 1976 that used to rule cosmetics products in the European Union. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the major changes.

CTPA reiterates safety of MI in cosmetics

CTPA reiterates safety of MI in cosmetics

By Chris BARKER

The organization has stated that the cosmetic preservative MI is safe for consumers to use, despite claims that it can be linked to increasing numbers of allergies in the general population.

FDA publishes guidance for Good Manufacturing Practices

FDA publishes guidance for Good Manufacturing Practices

By Michelle Yeomans

The FDA has published a document that provides guidance to the industry concerning Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetics and is intended to assist in identifying the standards and issues that can affect the quality of products.

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Market entry in Asia is often a stumbling block for many and can present cosmetic companies with a number of obstacles to overcome due to different regulatory requirements. Here Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the main markets and the different...

ICMAD issues industry response to Safe Cosmetics Act proposal

ICMAD issues industry response to Safe Cosmetics Act proposal

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers And Distributors (ICMAD) association has issued its response to the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 recently introduced by Reps. With Edward Markey and Jan Schakowsky reiterating its goals.

Scientists urge UN to take action on EDCs

Scientists urge UN to take action on EDCs

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A group of scientists has urged the UN to take action on chemicals used in consumer products that may pose serious health risks, despite cosmetics repeatedly branded as safe.

Education on sunscreen use vital to prevent melanoma risk

Education on sunscreen use vital to prevent melanoma risk

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

More needs to be done to educate the general population of the risk of sun and UV exposure, and to influence sunscreen use, after a study revealed that even some melanoma survivors are still not protecting themselves as well as they could.

US FDA updates information for cosmetics importers

US FDA updates information for cosmetics importers

By Simon Pitman

The FDA has published a document that lists some of the most frequently asked questions about importing cosmetic products into the US and highlights the most recent regulation changes.

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

Representatives of congress have introduced the 'Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act', which they propose will close major loopholes in the federal law that currently allows companies to use ingredients in cosmetics known to damage...

SCCS makes progress on cosmetics opinions

SCCS makes progress on cosmetics opinions

By Michelle Yeomans

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety has opened nine opinions and one addition on four cosmetic and six hair dye ingredients for public comment.

ICMAD helps the industry to avoid misleading product claims

ICMAD helps the industry to avoid misleading product claims

By Michelle Yeomans

With various cosmetic companies feeling the wrath of the FDA over misleading marketing claims of late, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors association is focusing on helping the industry to avoid making the same mistakes in the future.

NPA certification rate up 50 percent since 2011

NPA certification rate up 50 percent since 2011

By Simon Pitman

The Natural Products Association says that its rate of certification rose by 50 percent during the last year, hitting a new milestone with the 1,200th product certification.

Pangea receives PETA award for pulling out of China market

Pangea receives PETA award for pulling out of China market

By Simon Pitman

Many international cosmetic makers are faced with ethical questions over whether or not to be present in the China market because of animal testing requirements. Pangea Organics chose not to stay, and has been commended for this.

P&G refutes involvement in baby perfume

P&G refutes involvement in baby perfume

By Michelle Yeomans

Procter & Gamble has denied it markets fragrances for children in response to a request from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to halt the launch of a D&G perfume for infants, due to the potential exposure of hazardous substances.

ACI reiterates triclosan safety amidst misleading murmurs

ACI reiterates triclosan safety amidst misleading murmurs

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The American Cleaning Institute has reiterated the safety of soaps and cosmetics in the wake of a recent study on triclosan, and warned that some information presented in the research could be misleading.

Health Canada updates sunscreen monograph for the industry

Health Canada updates sunscreen monograph for the industry

By Michelle Yeomans

The federal department responsible for assessing the safety of drugs and consumer products in Canada has revised its’ ‘Sunburn Protectants Monograph’ in a bid to provide up to date information for the industry on how to comply with governing statutes...