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French and European authorities question chemical exposure

French and European authorities question chemical exposure

Three EU scientific committees question “safe levels” of exposure to a number of substances in cosmetics, toys and cleaning products. In...

Australia's TGA to review sunscreen testing procedures

Australia’s TGA to review sunscreen testing procedures

An investigation of sunscreens distributed in New Zealand and tested in compliance with the Australia / New Zealand sunscreen standard...

Kojic acid in cosmetics poses a risk to consumers' health, SCCP finds

Kojic acid in cosmetics poses a risk to consumers’ health, SCCP finds

Kojic acid at a maximum concentration of 1.0% in skin care formulations, generally skin lightening products, poses a risk to the health...

Philippines to strengthen controls on cosmetics

Philippines to strengthen controls on cosmetics

The Congress of the Philippines is about to pass a law creating a new health authority with expanded control powers on cosmetics. The...

French health agency tightens controls on baby cosmetics

French health agency tightens controls on baby cosmetics

The French Agency for the Medical Safety of Health Products (AFSSAPS) has announced its intention to tighten controls over cosmetics...

The European Commission reorganizes its scientific advisory structure

The European Commission reorganizes its scientific advisory structure

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) is renamed Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and takes in charge the...

Health Canada publishes new guide on borderline products

Health Canada, the Canadian federal department of public health, which is in charge of assessing the safety of drugs and of many...

ASA censors sensitivity claims

UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rapped a TV ad for a Church & Dwight’s toothpaste. The ad claimed that Church &...

IFRA updates its fragrance safety standards

IFRA updates its fragrance safety standards

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has updated its Code of Practice in order to take consideration of new scientific...

Cosmetic use of camphor, eucalyptol and menthol to be restricted in France

The French Agency for the Medical Safety of Health Products (AFSSAPS) announced its intention to restrict the use of camphor,...

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The post-pandemic skincare reboot

The post-pandemic skincare reboot

Healthy not perfect, is the new skincare mantra, as consumers prioritize care for the long term over short-term beautification. As...

Connecting skin and wellness through cosmetic innovations

Connecting skin and wellness through cosmetic innovations

Traditional cosmetic products have been overpassed by a more holistic concept that goes beyond the physical appearance and focuses more...

Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2022

Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2022

After two years marked by a pandemic and a succession of unprecedented global lockdowns, the face of the global cosmetics market has...

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