Category Archives: Cosmetic

Cosmetics: Substances That Trigger Most Allergies

The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu: RIVM) in the Netherlands has published its current RIVM Report on the frequency of allergic reactions to cosmetics. According to the report, isothiazolinone (21% of cases) and … Continue reading

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ASEAN Cosmetics Committee Bans Four Fragrances

The ASEAN Cosmetics Committee (ACC) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has prohibited the use of four fragrances in cosmetics. The prohibition applies to new cosmetics products as of August 23, 2019 and to those already on the … Continue reading

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Sweden and Scotland Ban Microbeads

Sweden has forbidden the sale of toothpastes, hair shampoos, hair conditioners, body peelings, and shower gels (rinse-off cosmetics), that contain microbeads. The prohibition takes effect on July 1, 2018. Dealers who obtain such products before that date may continue to … Continue reading

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Nanomaterials Remain a Safety Risk

According to the ECHA, nanomaterials remain a black box. Regulatory agencies find it difficult to check the potential hazards that arise from nanomaterials because the data required to prove their harmlessness continues to be unavailable. That’s the conclusion reached by … Continue reading

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Great Britain: Microbeads Prohibition Takes Effect

The manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products that contain microbeads is forbidden in Great Britain as of the start of this year. As of June 2018, the same regulation also prohibits their sale. Reports indicate that some 680 tons … Continue reading

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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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