Category Archives: Cosmetic

Endocrine Disruptors in Mascara

An initiative of the Danish Consumer Council (DCC) THINK Chemicals examined 55 different mascara products. The scientists checked the ingredients listed on the label against those on the endocrine disruptor priority list. The result? Some 32 of the products contain … Continue reading

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Cosmetics: EU Restricts the Use of Peanut Oil

The EU Commission has defined threshold values for peanut oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins and revised Annex III of Regulation (EG) No. 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation) accordingly. In the past, several member states repeatedly noted the safety problems connected with use … Continue reading

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Overview of Animal Experiments and Alternative Experimentation Approaches

In its report on non-animal approaches, the ECHA highlights the potential of alternative experimentation concepts and explains the outstanding challenges. The ECHA authors state the alternative approaches are already considered standard methods for low-level endpoints. Especially where data and information … Continue reading

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Tattoo Inks Accumulate in Lymph Nodes

As part of an international cooperative project, a group of researchers led by Ines Schreiver and Andreas Luch of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung: BfR) have determined how ink pigments used in tattoo inks can … Continue reading

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EU Commission Modifies Cosmetics Regulation

The EU Commission has published amendments to the Cosmetics Regulation and banned the use of three fragrances (3 and 4-(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC), atranol, and chloratranol) in cosmetics. As early as 2012, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) had indicated … Continue reading

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UV Filter Under Suspicion

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), has expressed concern about the safety of a UV filter, methoxypropylamino cyclohexenylidene ethoxyethylcyanoacetate, in cosmetics. The members of the committee admit that the genotoxic potential of the substance cannot be ruled … Continue reading

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Spread of Titanium Dioxide in the Body

Scientists at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the scientific service of the European Commission, have studied rats to determine how nanoparticles of titanium dioxide spread throughout the human body. The team led by Prof. Wolfgang Kreyling of the Helmholtz Institute … Continue reading

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