Nano particles are widely used in the cosmetics and personal care industry, particularly in the sunscreen and anti-aging categories. Here, we take note of major scientific advancements in this area in 2016.
Sara Brenner and her colleagues recently published their work in Wiley’s journal of Microscopy Research and Technique, documenting a quicker more cost-effective method to conduct toxicology studies and other nanovisualization work.
As more and more personal care product formulations comprise engineered nanomaterials, environment, health, and safety researchers are charged with ensuring the ingredients do not adversely affect the health of consumers or the natural environment.
Use of nanomaterials is now widespread in the cosmetics industry - but what are the potential risks? We asked Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessment and an expert on nanotechnology.
NaturalNano of Rochester, New York, has provided Halloysite Nanotubes to the manufacturer since 2008, and that is slated to continue for 3 more years thanks to the latest extension of the companies’ commercialization relationship.
While previously studies have found nanoparticles have the potential to be toxic for cells, a new study by MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has now found they may also pose risks for DNA.
Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information on products and solutions, has announced the launch of an open access journal, ‘Colloid and Interface Science Communications’ (COLCOM), relevant to the beauty industry.
At a time when nanotechnology has come under further scrutiny in the cosmetics industry, scientists from UCLA have developed a novel screening technology that can quickly assess the properties of metal-oxide nanomaterials.
Friends of the Earth along with half a dozen other US non-governmental organizations have filed suit against the FDA for its failure to regulate nanomaterials as requested in a petition to the FDA these groups filed in 2006.
Scientists in Sweden have shown that it is possible to sort and count nanoparticles, even once they have formed aggregates, which could be of importance in the cosmetics industry particularly for sunscreen formulators.
Research spending on nanotechnology risks is woefully inadequate and industry participation in data gathering projects has been limited, according to the Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.
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Consumer products that incorporate nanotechnology are being
released at the rate of three to four a week according to the
product inventory maintained by the Project on Emerging
With nanotechnology being incorporated into an increasing number of
personal care products, a new body has been established to
investigate the potential risks it may pose to the environment and
to human health.
A recent consumer survey by German risk assessor BfR has shown that
there is still significant suspicion over the use of nanotechnology
in personal care products, although its use in sunscreens and
packaging is accepted more readily.