Topic Archives: Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household

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Sep 11, 2017, 10:26 AM
Zinc oxide has been restricted for use as a colorant in cosmetic products by the European Commission. Read more...
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Sep 11, 2017, 10:16 AM
The EU has banned the use of three fragrance allergens used in cosmetic products – HICC, atranol and chloroatranol.Read more...
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Aug 15, 2017, 12:17 PM
European Commission (EC) Regulation (EU) 2017/1224 tighten the permitted limit for METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE (MIT), CAS No. 2682-20-4, in rinse-off cosmetic products.Read more...
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Aug 15, 2017, 12:07 PM
Environmental protection tops the agenda as the Government of Canada bans the use of microbeads in toiletries in order to reduce the volume of plastic microbeads entering freshwater and marine ecosystems.Read more...
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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The US FDA has issued draft guidance recommending a maximum limit of no more than 10ppm of lead as impurity in cosmetic lip products and externally applied cosmetic products.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...