Topic Archives: Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household

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Jul 20, 2017, 8:24 PM
The German BVL has recently reduced the ‘Technically Avoidable’ Levels for many heavy metals in cosmetic products. This is in response to better manufacturing techniques and greater awareness of the dangers of contamination. Read more...
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May 22, 2017, 10:13 AM
The European Commission has amended several regulations on cosmetic hair dyes and eyelash dyes. The changes follow opinions received from the SCCP. Read more...
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May 22, 2017, 10:01 AM
The European Commission has reduced the maximum permissible concentration levels for Benzophenone-3 in cosmetic products. The new regulations apply from September 3, 2017. Read more...
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Apr 26, 2017, 9:54 AM
2016 Rapex annual report reveals a 63% increase in the number of cosmetic and personal care product recalls.Read more...
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Apr 26, 2017, 9:37 AM
SGS expands support for personal care manufacturers in product development and quality control with the acquisition of IPS.Read more...
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Mar 10, 2017, 10:16 AM
The US FDA has issued draft guidance recommending a maximum limit of no more than 10ppm of lead as impurity in cosmetic lip products and externally applied cosmetic products. Read more...
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Feb 2, 2017, 11:46 AM
European Union (EU) regulation 655/2013 sets out the legislative requirements for claims made about cosmetics. SGS helps manufacturers avoid making false or misleading claims.Read more...
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Jan 23, 2017, 10:30 AM
Following a consultation period, the US FDA has issued a final rule prohibiting the use of 19 active ingredients in antibacterial soaps. The ruling becomes effective on September 6, 2017. Read more...
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Jan 22, 2017, 12:56 PM
The European Commission has placed greater restrictions on the use of Methylisothiazolinone in Cosmetic Products. The new rules came into force on August 11, 2016. Read more...
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Jan 21, 2017, 8:25 AM
The European Commission has amended Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 to create a separate category for mouthwashes and change the restrictions on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl.Read more...